WordPress for Toastmasters now allows individuals to download a copy of their personal data or request that it be erased, in keeping with the provisions of GDPR.
The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is part of a broader trend toward giving individuals more control over how their data is secured and managed. WordPress 4.9.6 includes utilities for exporting and erasing user data on demand.
The WordPress for Toastmasters extensions piggyback on those features, so that data downloads include the additional member profile fields added to user records (like Toastmasters ID#), as well as Toastmasters activity records such as lists of speeches.
This data can also be erased, on demand.
In both cases, data will be retrieved or deleted based on a search for the user’s email address and all associated records. The website will send an automated email asking the user to confirm that request.