WordPress yesterday launched a new beta package yesterday and is asking help to test the beta version. Jonathan Desrosiers wrote that “the primary focus of this release was adding privacy and personal data tools in support of the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the number of enhancements and features added in this minor release is much higher than usual.”
“Even more than usual, WordPress need testers to help polish this release: Shortly, version 4.9.6 will introduce the first round of tools that help WordPress site owners and admins meet the new requirements of user privacy regulations,” continued.
WordPress is the most popular CMS / Blogging Platform in the world. 25% websites are using WordPress, according to W3Techs. In this new release, WordPress is anonymizing the data from users, from the commenters, and building privacy tools in compliance with GDPR.
Also today, WordPress just launched a blog about privacy.