4.22. Enabling the User Retirement FeatureΒΆ

There have been many changes to privacy laws (for example, GDPR or the European Union General Data Protection Regulation) intended to change the way that businesses think about and handle Personally Identifiable Information (PII) data.

As a step toward enabling Open edX to support some of the key updates in privacy laws, edX has implemented APIs and tooling that enable Open edX instances to retire registered users. When you implement this user retirement feature, your Open edX instance can automatically erase PII for a given user from systems that are internal to Open edX (for example, the LMS, forums, credentials, and other independently deployable applications (IDAs)), as well as external systems, such as third party marketing services. For more information, see retirement.