19 February 2020
Some of these laws include:
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) from the EU
The California Online Privacy Protection Act (CalOPPA) from the US
The Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA) in Canada
Common ways that WordPress websites collect personal information include through the following functions and features:
Using Google Analytics:If you use Google Analytics to monitor traffic and interactions with your website, you're collecting personal information. Google Analytics uses things like IP addresses and cookies to analyze your site's traffic, both of which are considered to be personal information under privacy laws.
Allowing comments: A great way to encourage user interaction and make your website more attractive is to allow user comments. However, when a user leaves a comment, personal information like a name and email address is collected. Cookies are also used to remember that user for future comments.
Having advertisements: Third party advertising programs (such as Google AdSense) operate by collecting behavioral information of your users, which is legally protected information.