I'm looking to launch an international online community and I've been researching the top forum software developers. Considering that this community will be a hobby launched by an individual, not by a company, I want to make sure that I don't have to hire a lawyer to take care of the GDPR aspects. I would like to know if Woltlab provides clients with tools that address:
- the right to erasure (the possibility to delete any member, but retain their posts and threads under an auto-generated "Deleted_member_X" username, where "X" is the member number in the database)
- the right to data portability (the possibility to generate an XML file containing a member's personal information, including those entered in custom user fields, that the member can download and that can be imported into any other Woltlab forum running the same version as mine
- the right to be informed (a default GDPR compliant policy page written by Woltlab and displayed as a link in the site header)
- the right to understand (a notice about cookies with a link towards a web article explaining what cookies are, and an "I understand and accept" button that users can click only after having clicked the link towards the web article)
So far, only one of your competitors has these features. Considering that Woltlab is an European company, I expect that you would be more in the know about how to handle GDPR than the guys from the USA.