WPTavern: Jetpack 6.0 Takes Steps Towards GDPR Compliance
Jetpack 6.0 is available for upgrade. It comes with improvements to the social media icons widget, enhanced brute force protection, and better compatibility between WooCommerce and Jetpack.
Its headlining features though are privacy related as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is set to go into effect May 25th. In 6.0, Jetpack has a dedicated privacy settings page that links to privacy documents and includes a way to opt-out of activity tracking.
These settings can be accessed by clicking the Privacy link at the bottom of the Jetpack Dashboard page.
Jetpack 6.0 Privacy Settings
The ‘What Data Does Jetpack Sync‘ page outlines what data is used, how it’s used, the relationship it has with the WordPress mobile apps, and provides an inside look at how Jetpack works.
These are the first steps towards GDPR compliance with more updates planned before the regulation goes into effect next month.