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Opened 18 months ago

Last modified 3 months ago

#43821 new enhancement

Add UX in the Network Admin for setting a network-wide privacy policy

Reported by: coreymckrill Owned by:
Milestone: Future Release Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version:
Component: Privacy Keywords: privacy-roadmap needs-design
Focuses: multisite Cc:
PR Number:


Some multisite instances will need to set one privacy policy for the entire network, with controls on whether or not individual sites can modify/replace it. Other multisite instances may choose to leave the privacy policy entirely to individual sites.

The UI for setting a network-wide policy should probably be similar to #43435, so snippets from plugins can be included.

Change History (11)

#1 @iandunn
18 months ago

Related: privacy_policy_url filter proposed in ticket:43620#comment:30.

#2 @iandunn
18 months ago

Relevant feedback from @flixos90 on #43935

I like the capabilities approach, however I think we shouldn’t assume that a network works that way that it has a single privacy policy. I‘d prefer if we introduced an extra setting toggle in the network admin like “Restrict privacy policy management to network administrators?”. Only if that is checked, the capability should be restricted from regular administrators. We could even add a “Use a network-wide privacy policy?” toggle and if that is set, provide a UI in the network admin and then override what’s set per single site, like several other network settings work. The current solution is fine though as first step though, especially since Beta is tomorrow.

This ticket was mentioned in Slack in #core-multisite by iandunn. View the logs.

18 months ago

#4 @desrosj
17 months ago

  • Component changed from General to Privacy

Moving to the new Privacy component.

This ticket was mentioned in Slack in #gdpr-compliance by desrosj. View the logs.

17 months ago

#6 @desrosj
17 months ago

  • Keywords ux-feedback added
  • Milestone changed from Awaiting Review to Future Release

#7 @allendav
17 months ago

The solution will need to take into account mu-plugins / plugins that are used on all the sites vs plugins that are installed on individual sites.

#8 @desrosj
16 months ago

  • Keywords privacy-roadmap added

#9 @desrosj
16 months ago

  • Keywords gdpr removed

Removing the GDPR keyword. This has been replaced by the new Privacy component and privacy focuses in Trac.

This ticket was mentioned in Slack in #design by boemedia. View the logs.

3 months ago

#11 @garrett-eclipse
3 months ago

  • Keywords needs-design added; ux-feedback removed

This will need a design before feedback can be provided. Switching the keyword ux-feedback for needs-design

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