Jetpack 6.1.1 Released with Privacy Update

Jetpack 6.1.1 is now available for download. The new version was released yesterday with some serious privacy updates, bug fixes and other enhancements along with it.

The previous version, Jetpack 6.1 was released earlier this month and included several general maintenance items. This time, the team focused on the privacy updates and has introduced more privacy and consent tools to ensure your site is GDPR compliant. As mentioned above, the new update also includes many tiny fixes, including a fix for secondary languages with the Like feature.

The EU Cookie Law Widget is now called the Cookies and Consent Widget and now comes with added consent-oriented functionality. The widget lets you specify a link to your privacy policy, making it easy for your visitors to find. And, if your website has a Privacy Policy page set which was introduced in WordPress 4.9.6, the Jetpack development team will automatically populate the widget’s settings with the URL.

Now, the Jetpack users will also be able to control the expiration date of the consent banner, plus a new filter has been introduced – jetpack_disable_eu_cookie_law_widget. The filter will disable the banner entirely.

Jetpack 6.1.1 displays a new warning while configuring an instance of the EU Cookie Lay widget. The warning that would be displayed is:

“Caution: The default policy URL only covers cookies set by Jetpack. If you’re running other plugins, custom cookies, or third-party tracking technologies, you should create and link to your own cookie statement.”

The new version has added Feedback data—Contact Form Submissions—to the personal data exported data exported and/or erased by the latest version of WordPress core.

Below are a few more fixes and updates in Jetpack 6.1.1.

  • WordAds: No more Ads unless the visitor is on the main query within the loop.
  • Likes: Fixed a bug that resulted in an alert box showing sites set to languages deriving from main ones.
  • Lazy Loading Images: Fixed a bug where images would disappear when scrolling.
  • Sharing: Added a check for validating the Akismet key before allowing sharing by email.
  • WooCommerce Analytics: Fixed PHP warning when attempting to get a list of plugins.

You can check out the changelog to know more about the full list of updates and changes in Jetpack 6.1.1. You can get in touch with the members of Jetpack if you have anything to ask about the new update or want to give feedback.

 

Reference: Jetpack

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