Panic over - let's get you compliant!
Well here is the beauty!
1. Ensure that you are using the latest version of WordPress – currently 4.9.6 – if not, back up your data and run an update
While you’re there you may as well update your plugins 😉
Pssst – if your WordPress version and plugins aren’t up to date, you aren’t protected from the latest hacker breakthroughs and are open to attack! Always do a full backup first, I recommend UpDraftPlus which is a free tool and saves externally to your Dropbox where it is always safe, and also can be scheduled.
2. You should already see a Privacy banner pop up, but if not go to “Settings >> Privacy >> Create New Page”
3. You will notice that your website has already been input in the draft policy.
4. Now, this step is important. READ THROUGH IT.
Not everyone has the same information or e.g. handles cookies the same, so it is imperative that you read this carefully and amend accordingly.
WordPress has even given you a handy guide to reference, but you will only find it if you are logged in. Their comments are:
“We have suggested the sections you will need. Under each section heading, you will find a short summary of what information you should provide, which will help you to get started. Some sections include suggested policy content, others will have to be completed with information from your theme and plugins.
5. Hit Save and you’re done, well, nearly!
Disclaimer: This blog does not provide legal advice and does not create a lawyer-client relationship. If you need legal advice, please contact a lawyer directly.