WordPress 4.9.6 Privacy and Maintenance Release

WordPress has been updated to version 4.9.6. This version update is a minor update that adds support for General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which is a European Union privacy standard that takes effect on May 25th, 2018.

The GDPR requires companies and site owners to be transparent about how they collect, use, and share personal data. It also gives individuals more access and choice when it comes to how their own personal data is collected, used, and shared.

All hosted customers have been updated to WordPress 4.9.6 automatically.  You can read more about this release here.