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Disable Privacy Tools

Contributors: ocean90
Tags: privacy, gdpr, tools, core
Requires at least: 4.9
Tested up to: 5.9
Requires PHP: 5.2
Stable tag: 1.1
License: GPLv2 or later
License URI:
Removes the tools for creating a privacy policy and exporting/erasing personal data.


WordPress 4.9.6 added a few tools to help you creating and displaying a privacy policy or assist with requests for exporting/erasing personal data.
Depending on your location or type of install (the tools may not be suitable for Multisite or large networks), you may have already taken measures to comply with existing privacy laws or/and you do not need them at all.
With this plugin, all the new admin screens will be disabled to prevent cluttering your admin with more unused items. It also prevents showing you the feature pointer if you install this plugin before the update.
Photo by Dayne Topkin.



  • Removes the default scheduled event used to delete old export files. Props jeremyfelt.


  • Removes core privacy tools by adding the do_not_allow capability.
  • Short circuits the option for the privacy policy page.