With this post, the-privacy-blog.eu is finally officially opened! In the future, I will use this blog to write about my own research regarding privacy and information security, but also about more general, related topics.
Aside from the fact that I am not a lawyer and not used to writing legal text, one unexpected challenge was to find out what WordPress is actually doing in the background and to make sure that no plugins or other functionality were transferring data to third parties. For example, Gravatar was activated per default, as least in my WordPress setup.
To cut a long story short: it took much longer than I expected to come up with a policy that I deemed compliant and easily understandable. I will probably adjust the policy in the future to make it easier to understand but for now I am all set to actually start blogging here.