The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a European Union (EU) law taking effect on May 25, 2018. The purpose of GDPR is to give European citizens more control over their personal and related data stored by others.
The WooCommerce Software License plugin never stores any sensitive personal information on the server side or locally using cookies.
The WooCommerce Software License creates and manages License Keys for your products. A software license key, also known as a product key or activation key, is a unique alphanumeric code used to activate and authorize the use of a particular software program. When you purchase a software program, you are typically required to enter the license key during the installation process to prove that you have a valid license to use the software. The license key is often provided with the software in a confirmation email. The license key helps software developers ensure that users are using their software legally and are not violating any copyright laws. Without a valid license key, the software program may not function properly, or its use may be limited to a trial period or certain features. Some software programs require users to periodically enter their license key to ensure that the software is still being used according to the terms of the license agreement.
The License Keys are linked to the Orders, which is a customer purchase. So in terms of GDPR compliance, a license key can be considered indirectly identifiable personal data. So you have to specify the purpose and usage of license keys:
- Inform the user of your identity, the types of data you gather, why you collect them, how long you keep them, and which third parties you share them with (if any)
- Allowing people to view their licensing data ( provided through My Account > Licenses )
- Allow people to remove their license ( provided through My Account > Licenses )