Except for the “Try Gutenberg” callout in the just released WordPress version 4.9.8 there are a ton of privacy fixes.
The 4.9.8 WordPress release includes a total of 18 Privacy fixes focused on ensuring consistency and flexibility in the new personal data tools that were added in 4.9.6. Some of the privacy fixes include:
- The type of request being confirmed is now included in the subject line for all privacy confirmation emails.
- Improved consistency with site name being used for privacy emails in multisite.
- Pagination for Privacy request admin screens can now be adjusted.
- Increased the test coverage for several core privacy functions.
I think this is a small step but in the right direction for the WordPress community. Privacy is an important issue and especially regarding the new EU GDPR regulations.
The full list with privacy fixes:
- #44025 – Privacy: Pagination screen options for the requests list tables
- #44099 – Add Request Type into Admin Email Subject for GDPR
- #44100 – GDPR Privacy Page setting allows for Draft Pages
- #44181 – The input field id username_or_email_to_export should be something else on remove_personal_data page
- #44195 – “Silence is golden” index.html generates output
- #44265 – Add filter for email subject for erasure complete notification
- #44353 – Replace `site_url( ‘wp-login.php’ )` in `wp_send_user_request()`
- #44373 – Add a privacy setting to disable comment cookie consent
- #44379 – GDPR filters should provide either $request or $request_id
- #44382 – Filter the subject within _wp_privacy_send_request_confirmation_notification
- #44396 – Inconsistent use of blogname and sitename in Privacy emails
- #43967 – Admin emails after email confirmation don’t work for data privacy requests
- #44590 – Remove “// WPCS:” comments