A perfect EFF score! We’re proud to have your back.

Concerns about online privacy and illicit government snooping are at the top of users’ minds, now more than ever. We appreciate that you trust us to safeguard your sensitive information on WordPress.com, and Automattic has a long-standing commitment to defending your rights and holding firm against legal bullying and over-reaching government requests. We work to have the most stringent, user-friendly policies possible within the law, and to be as transparent as we can about information requests we receive and how we respond to them.

Our friends at the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), an organization dedicated to defending your digital rights, recognized our efforts in their latest annual Who Has Your Back report, which evaluates the user privacy practices of prominent online service providers. We’re proud to receive a perfect score of five stars on the report, one of only nine (out of 24) companies to earn that honor. You can learn more about EFF’s evaluation criteria here.

We also received a perfect 5/5 score on the EFF’s most recent Intellectual Property Who Has Your Back report, making WordPress.com the only service to score a perfect 10/10 across both of the EFF’s surveys.

In addition to our efforts on your behalf, we’re committed to giving back and making the internet as a whole a more secure place. Our Legal Guidelines, legal forms, DMCA templates, Terms of Service, and Privacy Policies are all licensed under Creative Commons licenses. Additionally, earlier this year, we posted a number of these documents to GitHub so other companies, startups, or small website owners can adopt and build on the policies we’ve adopted at Automattic.

We’re proud to be recognized by the EFF for our work in this year’s Who Has Your Back report and are continually working to improve our practices to best serve the millions of website owners who put their trust in us.


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  1. joshi daniel

    that is a great news🙂

    Liked by 3 people

  2. mvega6

    That’s really good to know about online privacy. It seems as though the digital and electronic worlds have taken over to demoralize all creative, educated and helpful sharing people especially here in the United States.
    Michael de la Vega
    http://www.mole-rat.com

    Liked by 4 people

  3. Marjorie

    Reblogged this on Mad About the Dogs and commented:

    Yep, this is where I work. And I couldn’t be more proud.

    Liked by 11 people

  4. Margie Brizzolari

    Thank you for all the effort you all put in to make this the best place to blog.

    Liked by 3 people

  5. Diana Staresinic-Deane

    This security is one of the big reasons why I have not yet migrated to a private site…you’ve removed a lot of hassle from my life.

    Liked by 3 people

  6. Bhanu

    That’s a great news. Really happy to be on WP

    Liked by 3 people

  7. judithhb

    Congratulations.

    Liked by 2 people

  8. Arria Cross

    Impressive! Thank you for your hard work on behalf of every WordPress bloggers.

    Liked by 7 people

  9. maryhopecampbell

    Congratulations, and good work!! Thank you for treating us well.

    Liked by 3 people

  10. David Dreamwalker Diamondheart

    Thanks! Keep on being awesome!

    Liked by 3 people

  11. lyzmastache

    Reblogged this on Experiencias fotográficas and commented:
    Super nice! congratulation to @wordpress team

    Liked by 2 people

  12. Terry

    Congratulations and thanks for thinking of our backs!

    Liked by 3 people

  13. Mike D

    Reblogged this on My Other Pulpit and commented:
    Awesome!

    Liked by 2 people

  14. roadwax

    This is where I speak out. I could not be more proud.

    Liked by 2 people

  15. Deli Lanoux, Ed.D.

    G— double O— D. Good job, good job! Thanks!

    Liked by 3 people

  16. creakingbones

    As one of your proud users it’s great to know you are protecting our rights as best you can. Thank you.

    Liked by 3 people

  17. firefly1958

    Truthfully….you all do a fantabulous job here and I appreciate my place online here for my writing exposure. I have not ever given it a second thought if somebody ever wanted to invade my privacy because that just means one more avid reader then. lol. peace, people. In gratitude—g.a. meeder

    Liked by 2 people

  18. John

    Another reason why I continue to keep my humble photo site withing WordPress.com…

    Liked by 2 people

  19. newoodturner

    I don’t have info on your pages that I feel would compromise me… however, in light of this, I will use WP for more of my endeavors.. thanks WP…really, thanks…!

    Liked by 1 person

  20. Sarah B.

    Reblogged this on sarahblackstock.com and commented:

    Awesome! This makes me feel so proud to be part of the team! 🎉

    Liked by 5 people

  21. talismandala

    Congratulations!

    Sent from my iPad

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    Liked by 2 people

  22. Artistami.Eva

    I was always fearful of creating a blog. I am so grateful I landed on wordpress.com, and knowing how secure the team works at it, just makes that more comfortable to be here.

    Liked by 3 people

  23. privateermike

    Hip Hip Horay!

    Liked by 3 people

  24. jabrush1213

    Great News!!

    Liked by 2 people

  25. Mary Terzian

    Congratulations for a job well done.

    Liked by 4 people

  26. luvflowers1585

    Thank you to you and your team for your hard work. Congratulations!

    Liked by 5 people

  27. gmgm1405

    Just what we need. Information must be secured and protected – at all times. Thanks

    Liked by 2 people

  28. Ki'ihele

    Kupaianaha! from Maui. It’s good to hear what a good job you’re doing to protect our privacy and creative works. Mahalo nui loa.

    Liked by 5 people

  29. Tsvetan Ivanov

    Great job. Thank you.

    Liked by 2 people

  30. Rambling Rose

    Great work. Thank you for the protection !!!

    Liked by 2 people

  31. Marcu Gheorghe

    Congratulations!

    Liked by 1 person

  32. sparrow72

    Congratulations!
    You have my complete support in your important efforts to uphold these important goals.

    Liked by 2 people

  33. jonesplus

    very impressive, your happy team must be very proud!

    Liked by 2 people

  34. jameslantern

    Awesome

    Liked by 1 person

  35. katewriter

    Congratulations, I really appreciate your efforts on my behalf.

    Liked by 1 person

  36. entropy

    Keep up the good!🙂

    Liked by 2 people

  37. Kiki

    A fantastic blogging platform as well as security – and all that for free. Sometimes it seems unreal – thank you, WordPress!

    Liked by 1 person

  38. GP Cox

    Good to know!

    Liked by 1 person

  39. heavymetalmixer

    Just great.

    Liked by 1 person

  40. ...the Island Girl!

    Awesome, Guys! Having worked in network security for many years, I am a stickler for security practices. From your position, that job is a daunting one! Optimally, we hope that the end user also employs good security practices but many don’t which makes your job even more challenging. Kudos and keep up the wonderful work!

    Liked by 1 person

  41. Khudair Abbas Al-lami

    You have done your best for us ..

    Liked by 1 person

  42. scorpioat20

    Congratulations! Thank you for the great work you do.

    Liked by 1 person

  43. artiolaamzai

    Thats great🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  44. mountaincoward

    I have to say that, so long as no-one wants me to change anything I’ve published, and so long as they don’t have the power to change or withdraw it, I’m quite happy for anyone to read anything I’ve put out there.
    Carol.

    Liked by 2 people

  45. Malia Plevney

    Wonderful, and Thank You for really supporting us.

    Liked by 1 person

  46. katharinetrauger

    I knew there was a reason I felt so spoiled.🙂 I thank the lovely person who directed me to WordPress from the very start!🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  47. amakvitaa

    Before I started blogging, I searched google to see the toP blog sites to register with, blogger came first but I still couldn’t tell what made me choose WordPress, am proud to be a partner in the team.

    Liked by 1 person

  48. ayietim1

    This is a great news and so comforting too. Thanks wordpress.com, you guys are great partners and great friends.

    Liked by 1 person

  49. Gloryteller

    WordPress rocks!

    Liked by 4 people

  50. صفاء اللوكي

    perfect🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  51. picturesmonthly

    WordPress is A-W-E-S-O-M-E!!!

    Liked by 1 person

  52. buckyton

    Great knowing that safeguarding our information is number 1 – thank you Word Press.

    Liked by 1 person

  53. aditi1641

    Never have I been more happy to be working with WordPress

    Liked by 1 person

  54. buckyton

    Reblogged this on One Good Old Girl and commented:
    It is wonderful to have a free blogging site with such incredible safeguards. Thank you very much WordPress.

    Liked by 3 people

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