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Opened 18 months ago

Last modified 6 months ago

#4205 new defect

Update for privacy policy needed

Reported by: zodiac1978 Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Component: General Keywords: needs-privacy-review


On wordpress.org Rosetta sites Jetpack is activated with the sharing feature and enabled counts. This is sharing the IP address with Facebook for example because the request for the count is send. This is not documented in the privacy policy.

See also: https://github.com/Automattic/jetpack/issues/10271

Change History (5)

#1 @ocean90
18 months ago

  • Component changed from International Sites (Rosetta) to General

Changing component since it's not specific to Rosetta.

Last edited 17 months ago by ocean90 (previous) (diff)

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

18 months ago

#3 @zodiac1978
17 months ago

  • Summary changed from Update for privacy policy needed on Rosetta sites to Update for privacy policy needed

Until this is fixed by a new privacy policy we could add this code to disable the counts:

add_filter( 'jetpack_sharing_counts', '__return_false' );

#4 @zodiac1978
14 months ago

I don't see any sharing counts in the https://wordpress.org/news/ and no request going to Facebook in the network tab. Can someone confirm that the above code is used?

#5 @zodiac1978
6 months ago

After rechecking I see graph.facebook.com (besides Google Fonts, Gravatar, WP.com and Google Tagmanger). But I can't find this documented in the privacy policy.

WordPress.org News is using the Sharing feature from Jetpack so I assumed I would find the Privacy Policy text for this item from https://jetpack.com/support/for-your-privacy-policy/ somewhere in the WordPress.org privacy policy.

The text is updated on this page and the mentioned Github issue is fixed:

We just need to merge it in our policy I think. Can someone help here? Maybe @garrett-eclipse ?

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