Changes on my Blog due to GDPR

Posted by Gerd on Thursday, 17 May 2018

Hello logging railroaders,

I’m not sure if all of my English-speaking readers are aware of the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in Europe. Actually nearly any publisher of internet content is affected and it’s hard to obtain the rules to stay clean with the law.

After some research, I learned that my WordPress-Blog is also affected and doesn’t match the GDPR-rules. As I run my blog as a hobby beside my hobby, I don’t have to time to check each and any issue on my Blog. I’m either a PHP-geek or internet-specialist to do tricks changes on my blog. So I decided to ban the most difficult functions, which are unfortunately the most important on a blog. It’s the newsletter function as well as the comment-function. Both are collecting and storing personal data (i.e. mail address and IP).

At the moment, I look forward to find a solution which is GDPR conform until the ultimate deadline of May 25th 2018. Once a proper plugin or solution can be installed, I’ll reactivate the functions.

In the meantime, I hope my fans and friends will stay loyally to my blog. As in the past, I’ll post a new weekly report any Tuesday. If you like to contact me, please use my regular mail address.

Thanks for your comprehension and I hope, that the chaos of the new GDPR will decline soon.

Kind regards and see you next Tuesday,

You Waldbahner aka Gerd

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