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Joomla 3.9 release with privacy suite, this Joomla release is mainly for the user privacy. Since GDPR law is applied to necessary to respect user privacy. In this blog post, we will explain the Joomla 3.9 release for Privacy suit features.

Joomla 3.9 privacy suit

Joomla 3.9 Privacy Suit

1. Privacy Tool suit and how it works

Joomla 3.9 privacy suits allow getting consent form during the registration on Joomla site. To enable the user consent option in Joomla registration form you must enable and configure Plugins:

Joomla 3.9 privacy suit

Joomla 3.9 Privacy plugin

  • Privacy - User Accounts: The plugin is used to send privacy requests for Joomla user accounts.
  • Privacy - Contacts: The plugin is used to send privacy requests for Joomla contact data.
  • Privacy - Content: The plugin is used to handle the privacy data for Joomla content.
  • Privacy - User Messages: The plugin is used to handle the user message privacy data of Joomla users.
  • Privacy - Action Logs: The plugin is responsible to handle the action log data of user privacy request and this data could not be deleted from Joomla
  • Privacy - Consents: This plugin is used to handle privacy requests for Joomla consent privacy.

System - Privacy Consent :

Joomla 3.9 privacy consent

Joomla 3.9 Privacy Consent

The plugin gives the following options :

  • Short Privacy Policy: A short summary message that displays on the registration page.
  • Privacy Article: Select an article that contains privacy details.
  • Redirect Message: A Custom message display on registration page redirection.

Expiration: This tab contains the expiration settings for the consent form.

Joomla 3.9 privacy consent options

Joomla 3.9 Privacy Consent Expiration option

  • Periodic check: Checks expiration of consent.
  • Expiration: Allow to configure no. of days for privacy consent shell.
  • Remind: Send a reminder users for expiring consent.

Once the plugin is configured you will see the consent checkbox in Joomla registration form.

Joomla 3.9 registration form

Joomla 3.9 Resgistraion form

2. Manage Privacy data and Requests

Joomla 3.9 has dedicated privacy component that has options for new user Requests, Capabilities, Consents. To check the requests you need to navigate to Joomla admin > user > privacy dashboard

Joomla 3.9 Manage Privacy data and Requests

Joomla 3.9 Manage Privacy data and Requests

3. Privacy Menu

Joomla 3.9 introduces 3 new menu items that allow to get privacy requests from users. You can find the menu items when you create a new menu under Privacy

Joomla 3.9 Privacy Menu

Joomla 3.9 Privacy Menu

There are three types of Privacy menu :

  • Confirm Request: Displays a form to confirm an information request.
  • Joomla 3.9 Privacy Menu Confirm Request

    Joomla 3.9 Privacy Menu - Confirm Request

  • Create Request: Displays a form to submit an information request. You must logged in on site to create a request.
  • Extend Consent: Displays a form to extend the privacy consent
  • Joomla 3.9 Extend Consent

    Joomla 3.9 Privacy Menu - Extend Consent

All Request are added in the privacy dashboard. Admin can take action on the request from Privacy > Requests.

Joomla 3.9 Privacy requests

Joomla 3.9 Privacy Requests

4. For Developers :

Joomla 3.9 comes with API support for 3rd party extensions. It allow extension developers to integrate the extension with Joomla Privacy suit. The extension will collect the data and share it with privacy suit to handle the request. Here is complete guide on Joomla forum for this integration.

Joomla 3.9 Privacy requests

Joomla 3.9 Privacy Requests

Checkout Joomla3.9 new faurtes here

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