I posted this on Twitter, but it’s a good read, and a sign that Hugo may be even more popular in the time to come:
The new The General Data Protection regulations (GDPR) in EU (and EEA where my country is a member) is being enforced from 15th of May. Not long.
Some say it is the new “year 2000” in IT. And most companies are extremely unprepared, and the fines are heavy.
I was reminded of this recently by a phone call from an IT company.
“Hey. We see that you are on our mailing list. With the new privacy laws we need you to log on and check a consent form, or we will have to delete your email address …”
A phone call!
So, the many WordPress installations around will be extremely hard to get GDPR compliant. For many going static will be the cheapest and simplest option. And if you read the regulations like the Devil reads the bible, I think Hugo with its static binary is the top choice.