UPDATE: I’ve now amended the blog policy – see HERE.
In reviewing the requirements of the law, it’s pretty daunting for all who hold personal data of any kind. I’ve checked whether all the requirement of the new law apply to this blog, and thank goodness this blog does not require registration with the Information Commissioner’s Office. Had it done so, I’d have given up, and possibly reluctantly deleted the blog.
Personally, as the blog author, I do not hold the personal information associated with this blog. It is held by WordPress who host the blog. WordPress are promising to provide tools to manage personal data on their hosted blog. To date, these tools are not yet available.
- email addresses of those people and organisations who have subscribed to receive email notification of new articles.
- the name, email address, IP address, and the text of a comment from any person, or organisation who posts a comment on this blog.
- data connected with gravators.
- traffic data on views to the blog.
To meet the GDPR requirements I commit to removing any such above detail when requested, and to do so in a timely manner.
To limit the personal information held, this blog will no longer hold opinion polls, not that it’s done so more than a couple of times.
This blog has never sent an unsolicited email to any of the many, many hundreds of email followers, nor will it do so in the future. It is only on rare occasions I respond by email to a comment made on the blog, and that is for confidentiality reasons.
This blog will continue with it’s policy of only allowing comments when the comment author has entered their comment name and email address. Strict comment moderation is applied, new commenters need approval by the blog author.
This blog does not subscribe to paid for traffic analysis, it has access to limited data on total views per blog post, and total views per day. It does not have access to attribute the view of any blog post, or specific issue, to any particular follower or reader.
I hope I’ve covered everything. Please offer suggestions, positive or negative, as you wish.