On 25th May 2018, the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) enacted by the EU has come into effect.
A lot of webmasters spent (and will spend) a lot of time in order to make websites compliant: a lot of checks need to be accomplished, and a simple tool that performs some of there can be really useful.
The tool is still in early alpha and still need some improvement, however the developer update it frequently.
You need to have node.js and npm already installed.
You can install GDPR CLI with the following command:
npm install -g gdpr-cli
The basic usage for this command line tool is:
gdpr scan https://your-website.com
|scan, s||Scan Command – scans and analyses a given website|
There are already some Options available to specify your needs.
|-v, –verbose||Verbose Mode – outputs everything there is|
|-m, –mute||Muted Mode – outputs only the results of the analysis|
|-V, –version||Version – shows the version of GDPR CLI|
|-h, –help||Help – the basic global help|
Options for the
|-f, –fonts||Shows only the Fonts results|
|-s, –ssl||Shows only the SSL Certificate|
|-p, –prefetching||Shows only the DNS Prefetching results|
|-a, –analytics||Shows only the Analytics results|
You can combine those options freely. For example:
gdpr scan -vfa yourwebsite.com
In this case GDPR CLI will start in Verbose Mode and only scan for Fonts and Analytics tools.
References and further readings:
- EU GDPR Information Portal
- GDPR CLI GitHub Reporitory
- GDPR CLI Documentation
- Mirko Schubert on Twitter