WordPress should be clearer (GDPR)

The 4.9.6 release includes new Privacy features. On the release post it says :

Data Erasure
Site owners can erase a user’s personal data, including data collected by participating plugins.

“Data”.
I really do think that this should have been spelled out a lot better. It’s not in the Codex that I could find.

Say very precisely what will happen.

I wanted to know and the only way to check was to try it.

I made a comment on my last post. This is what I saw in the site admin:

I then entered that email address into the Tools > Erase Personal Data page in site admin and I clicked the link

This shows

I click the button and go to Comments

So the result is that:
– the name is removed
– the url to their website is removed
– the email is removed
– the last octet of their IP is removed
– and the comment remains intact

WordPress really could have done a much better job and explained this to all it’s users.

(and don’t forget that as I get emails whenever a comment is left that will always have all the information now removed from the site. And if it’s in a search engine? Good luck with that..)

This GDPR junk

This is what I am doing.

1. There is no cookie banner/widget
Why? Because this site does not set a cookie unless you comment. You can read every post, every comment and no cookie will be set. Nothing.

2. Tracking
I track nothing. I use no stats plugin, I have switched off the Jetpack data collection.
There IS IP tracking at the server level but I have zero control over that. If it bugs you so much that your IP is stored then contact my host – http://krystal.co.uk – because I can’t help.

3. Comments
If you decide to leave a comment there is a checkbox. Read it. Decide what you want to do.

4. Comment removal
See the all-new super-shiny Privacy Policy page. Look up for the link.

5. Data processing
I don’t do it. WordPress plonks your comment data into the database. If – and only if – someone looks at the post then your comment is fetched and displayed.
It is not processed.
I’m sure a lawyer could argue otherwise but I don’t give a crap.

I don’t hold a gun to your head and make you enter information here.
I don’t try at all to find out any more about you.
I will delete what you ask.

That’s it. That’s the full extent of my complying.

GDPR Violation

I’m a UK citizen, I live in the UK and the servers this site lives on are UK based. So the GDPR absolutely applies and hey, I have no clue who see’s this site. I NEVER look at stats or that stuff.

I couldn’t give a shit.

Apparently I have to though.

Yeah yeah yeah the EU will go after the big guys but illegal is still illegal, yes?

The fucking problem is that no-one is telling personal fucking bloggers what they can or should fucking do.

“Talk to a lawyer”. FFS.

I could delete everything and have a 404 page but if you visit that I still get data. Is that data governed by the GDPR? I have no fucking clue.

My Cpanel has some stats thing. At least I assume it does (never looked) – I couldn’t give a monkey’s about stats (I posted years ago that I’d rather have one visitor and one comment than a thousand visitors and no comments) – and I have zero control over what it collects. Does it violate GDPR? No fucking clue. Am I going to pay to find out? GTFO.

As I see it the only 100% safe option is to point my name servers somewhere else. Then no traffic hits me so no worries.

“Hey fuckwit, you are over-reacting!!!”
Really?
Cool.
Then you tell me how my site is GDPR compliant. And indemnify me.
Still cool?
Thought not….

Bye.

On May 24 this site will disappear.

The database will be dropped.

Every domain I own will 404.

Can’t afford the risk.

GDPR

FU

And if my reasons are wrong please explain why.

Zuckerberg. Data thief.

Ads again. He’s one slimy mofo.

I have ‘uninstalled’ the facebook app from my phone.

I then searched for and disabled the remaining facebook processes (there were 4).

That was several days ago.

On my Windows machine – which has NEVER logged into facebook – I logged into Amazon and bought a fan. And when using Menutab on my Mac I open facebook what do I see?

An advert for the same fan I bought.

Mark Zuckerberg is a total slimy lowlife scum sucking lying mother fuckering bastard.

May 25.

That’s the date.

GDPR.

#fuckfacebook

The world would be a better place without him.

Memory …

Can’t remember just why Lee Harvey Oswald’s name is one I would know.

Never met the guy….. did he do something famous?

Just imagine….. doing something that would ensure your name would live on forever.

Stabby stabby

I was diagnosed with Chronic Daily Migraines a few years ago following x-ray and MRI scans. I’m sure that anyone who experiences constant pain will tell you that they get used to it. The different ways the pain represents becomes a norm and you just get on with life. Options are none anyway.

Last week I had a migraine that was much higher on the scale. If I am used to a 5/10 then this was an 8. I couldn’t work. All I could do was stay as still as possible on the sofa downstairs and help J when she needed it. The next day was very rough too – want to know how rough the next day can be? Read This – but during that day things changed.

Imagine that as a throbbing headache. And now imagine it as each of those little globes are stabby little knives.

It really hurts.

Triptans don’t stop it. Regular painkillers don’t stop it. And it’s been a .. feature .. since that migraine. That’s a week so far of constant intermittent stabby pain during the day and during the night.

Not good.