How do we do it? No personal data!
That’s right, as of today (May 25, 2018), we have no personal data!*
But you’re a blog, don’t you have subscription lists?
Sourcing Innovation turned subscriptions off three (3) months ago and deleted any and all lists it had to allow sufficient time for all the regular backups at my host to overwrite all the old backups to make sure that even backups at the host didn’t have any personal data.
But doesn’t that hurt your traffic?
1) If people get the posts, they don’t come to the blog.
(And it’s traffic stats that matter, right? At least that’s what marketers tell me since I would never, ever send anything to my lists on anyone’s behalf, not even paying clients of ToP KaTS!)
2) Subscriptions accounted for, like, at most 1% of traffic anyway (with generous rounding).
(Most people these days that don’t directly come to the blog come in through LinkedIn, Twitter, and Google. Bulk email gets relegated to spam or deleted by most mail clients [and sometimes mail servers] anyway. Even the few people who wanted the posts in their inbox often told me in the past they didn’t get the posts when I could check the logs and see they were sent out.)
But what if I want to subscribe?
Fear not! Subscriptions will be re-opened in the (near) future!
Yesterday, my host implemented the new version of WordPress that came with WordPress’ new GDPR Privacy and Security policies and the new WordPress tools to help remove, and ensure removal of, private user data on user request.
My host’s new GDPR privacy and security policy goes into effect today.
As soon as:
1) I can test and confirm that you can easily opt out when you want to opt out and your data goes bye-bye if you do opt-out and
2) I am sure that my host’s systems and procedures have been updated in line with their policies to ensure 100% compliance across all their clients (which includes backup erasures / overwrites on request to ensure expunging of personal data),
subscriptions will be cued to reopen!
In the mean time, keep doing what the 99%+ do — blog, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Google.
The Fail Whale rarely makes an appearance these days, so you can always start with Twitter!
* This statement is valid only until such time as subscriptions re-open. At that point in time, SI may begin to collect personal data subject to our Privacy/PIPEDA/GDPR policy, so please bear this in mind if accessing this post after May 25, 2018.