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Opened 6 months ago

Closed 6 months ago

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#3994 closed enhancement (invalid)

Move "Privacy Policy" page to WordPress.org root

Reported by: littlebizzy Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Component: General Keywords: close
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Description

The About portal is extensive and explains in detail most of the important WordPress "gateway" topics. Most of the topics (History, Roadmap, Features, License, etc) relate specifically to WordPress software, however.

In contrast, the Privacy Policy relates to the WordPress.org web domain (as it should).

For this reason, it would possibly make sense to move it "up" to the root level:

https://wordpress.org/about/privacy/

(move here) ==> https://wordpress.org/privacy/

This would also arguably be a more typical place to host a web domain's Privacy Policy, meaning that more users and possibly even bots would have an easier time finding it.

For privacy concerns in regard to WordPress software, it could perhaps be addressed in Docs portal.

E.g. https://docs.joomla.org/J3.x:Privacy

Change History (5)

#1 @dd32
6 months ago

  • Keywords close added

The privacy policy is linked from the footer, is deliberately placed, and a redirect exists from your proposed location to it's current home.

I don't anticipate that we'll change this.

#2 @littlebizzy
6 months ago

As a California entity (WordPress Foundation), there are specific guidelines re: Privacy Policies:

https://consumercal.org/about-cfc/cfc-education-foundation/california-online-privacy-protection-act-caloppa-3/

https://privacypolicies.com/blog/privacy-policy-caloppa-compliant/#is-your-privacy-policy-easy-to-find

By mixing the current "privacy" page into the software overview, legal arguments could be made (albeit unlikely) that it is not "conspicuous" enough and therefore does not abide by California regulations.

Anyway seems like an easy win.

This ticket was mentioned in Slack in #core-privacy by garrett-eclipse. View the logs.


6 months ago

#4 @dd32
6 months ago

  • Resolution set to invalid
  • Status changed from new to closed

The slack discussion linked above basically came to these two statements:

There are many, many issues with the dot org privacy page, but its filepath is not one of them.

the CalOPPA site, cited: https://consumercal.org/about-cfc/cfc-education-foundation/california-online-privacy-protection-act-caloppa-3/ is one I often cite for CalOPPA representations.
The law requires a conspicuous link containing the word “Privacy”

The WordPress Privacy team therefor doesn't see any need for this to change. It may be moved in the future as needed if the structure of the site updates, but having it as a subpage of the about section (which applies to all WordPress.org things) is fine.

This ticket was mentioned in Slack in #core-privacy by garrett-eclipse. View the logs.


6 months ago

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