WordPress.org Strongly Urges Theme Authors to Switch to Locally Hosted Webfonts
In light of a recent German court case, which fined a website owner for violating the GDPR by using Google-hosted webfonts, WordPress.org’s themes team is updating its recommendations for hosting webfonts. Most theme authors have been enqueuing Google Fonts from the Google CDN for better performance, but this method exposes visitors’ IP addresses.
“The themes team strongly encourages the theme authors to update their themes,” Themes Team representative @benachi said in a recent announcement. “We recommend updating by switching to locally hosted webfonts. Luckily Google Fonts can be downloaded and bundled in a theme. Bundled font files allow users to host webfonts locally and comply with GDPR.”
Steps to Take to Make a Website GDPR Compliant
The main purpose of GDPR is to protect the rights and freedoms of EU residents and to give them more control over their personal data, no matter where personal data is collected or processed.
One of the main requirements to make a website GDPR compliant is to tackle the issue of consent. Information cannot be collected and processed unless consent has been obtained.
What is GDPR, the EU’s new data protection law?
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is the toughest privacy and security law in the world. Though it was drafted and passed by the European Union (EU), it imposes obligations onto organizations anywhere, so long as they target or collect data related to people in the EU.
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