Many people will know that the 25th May 2018 is GDPR Day, and the team at Umbraco HQ are busy getting ready. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a new regulation that intends to strengthen and unify data protection for all individuals within the European Union (EU).
At this weeks Gold Partner Webinar Niels and Anders gave a briefing to the Partners to explain the plans currently in place for the toolkit.
The team at HQ has undertaken a detail analysis of the impact of GDPR. Obviously GDPR mainly affects processes for managing data, but HQ are keen to ensure that Umbraco makes it easy for Editors and Developers to ensure compliance with the regulations.
The main focus has been on areas of the Umbraco toolkit that have the potential for storing personally identifiable information. Specifically this is the core of Umbraco CMS, including Members, as well as paid add-ons such as Umbraco Forms.
Their analysis is currently in review with the HQ legal team, and more information will follow in the coming weeks. The goal at HQ is to ensure that the Umbraco ecosystem including the CMS, the Partners and Customers are ready for GDPR day on 25 May 2018 in the UK.