Introduction #

GDPR stands for General Data Protection Regulation, and it is a set of rules created by the European Union (EU) to protect the privacy of individuals. These rules apply to any organization that collects or processes personal data of people within the EU, regardless of where the organization is based.

Similar regulations to the GDPR include the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) and the California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA). Other countries and regions, such as Brazil, Japan, and India, also have similar data protection laws.

Two important data subject rights under GDPR (and similar) are the right to erasure and the right to data portability. The right to erasure allows individuals to request that organizations delete their personal data in certain circumstances. The right to data portability enables individuals to request a copy of their personal data in a format that can be easily transferred to another organization.

Data erasure #

When the GDPR option is enabled, users can wipe all ListoWP data simply by clicking a link in the User Preferences. This implements their right to data erasure under GDPR and similar regulations. The erasure is instant, complete and irreversible. No other data is removed.

Data portability #

Similar to the above, users get an option to export their Lists and Tasks in machine readable format (JSON). Clicking the link in the User Preferences triggers a download of a JSON file containing all the ListoWP data related ot the user. This implements their right to data portability under GDPR and similar regulations. No other data is exported.