Version 7.14: GDPR, reCaptcha, password resets, and a search enhancement

There’s a host of great, new stuff in the latest iteration of iReports. The release of Version 7.14 includes a new log-in feature, a simpler way to reset a password, and a series of changes to help our customers stay GDPR compliant.


GDPR 1: PII opt-in

When new users sign up, they will now have to acknowledge storage of their Personally Identifiable Information (PII) by actively opting in.

This opt-in will involve users checking a box to acknowledge storage of their PII. Each publisher will be expected to supply us with the text they want to appear on these re-jigged registration pages.

GDPR 2: Marketing opt-in

In addition to the mandatory PII storage approval opt-in, publishers will be given an option on whether to ask end users to opt-in for marketing.

If publishers want to make use of this opt-in request, they can have a single checkbox to confirm both the PII and marketing opt-in or separate checkboxes for each.

GDPR 3: Bulk emails

As users will have the option to opt-out of receiving marketing messages, we are removing the bulk email facility that allows publishers to send the same message to all users.

GDPR 4: Deleted users

When a publisher deletes a user from their system, this will automatically remove the PII associated with that individual. ‘Ghost’ user stats will be retained, but these will be disassociated from any identifiable user information.

Google reCaptcha

To distinguish between humans and machines, publishers now have the option of running Google reCaptcha as part of their registration process.

To add this feature, publishers should set it up with Google, then go to their Admin area in iReports to verify and then enable use.

Forgotten passwords

We’ve made it easier for users to reset their passwords. Now, they can just click the ‘forgotten password?’ button to trigger an email containing a link to reset.

Filtering by analyst

We’ve added an enhancement to make it easier to find content authored by individual analysts. Now, when filtering search with an analyst’s name, the analysts are listed alphabetically by their last name, rather than their first.

As always, if you have any questions or would like clarification of any kind we’d be delighted to hear from you.

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