WordPress 4.9.6 is a privacy and maintenance release in order to help with the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation(GDPR)
Things to note
- Right to Remove – WordPress now has the ability for site owners to export all user data as well as erase user data per GDPR.
You can read more by looking at the release notes: https://codex.wordpress.org/Version_4.9.6
If you have not done so already – download the update or simply use your existing installation of WordPress to update your site. Either way – this is an excellent time to make a backup copy of your site(s) before upgrading.