U4-11007 - Umbraco installation process defaults opt-in to newsletter. For GDPR compliance, it should be unticked by default.

Created by Alan Mac Kenna 23 Feb 2018, 11:21:16 Updated by Sebastiaan Janssen 27 Feb 2018, 11:42:41

Tags: PR

What did you do?

Installed Umbraco 7.8, stepped through the installation process.

What did you expect to happen?

Subscribing to the newsletter for updates on Umbraco Versions, Bulletins & Community news should be un-checked by default to comply with GDPR requirement on consent:

From recital 32: "Silence, pre-ticked boxes or inactivity should not therefore constitute consent." https://gdpr-info.eu/recitals/no-32/

What actually happened?

It defaults to opted-in (pre-ticked checkbox) for subscribing to the newsletter: "Keep me updated on Umbraco Versions, Security Bulletins and Community News". This box should not be ticked by default to comply with GDPR requirements for consent.


Alan Mac Kenna 23 Feb 2018, 11:27:34

pull request created: https://github.com/umbraco/Umbraco-CMS/pull/2471

Priority: Normal

Type: Bug

State: Fixed


Difficulty: Normal


Backwards Compatible: True

Fix Submitted:

Affected versions:

Due in version: 7.9.0


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