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  • Upcoming GDPR regulations and impact to gaming

    Torval said:
    Golelorn said:
    Leiloni said:

    The GDPR is the law of the land, now. My company previously had to follow 4 different sets of rules in the European countries where we had offices - UK, Belgium, France, and Germany. All of that is being replaced now with GDPR at least as far as compliance is concerned. Not sure what the status is of any national laws, but the GDPR is the only one we're concerned with now.

    And for us at least, the GDPR is far more wide ranging. We didn't have to do anything special for people outside those 4 countries. They were treated the same way we treat everyone else's information. But now we have a lot more people whose information needs special treatment because the GDPR forces us to do it for everyone in the EU.

    But it's also affecting more departments internally, so it's become a huge, huge thing. Honestly my team's small part in this has driven me to my limits because it's so stressful and the idea of data protection isn't even new to us. My boss and I have been dealing with the above 4 special cases for 10+ years, and we implemented CASL regulations without much help on our own a few years ago when that happened. So while this was bigger, we at least had personal experience, and it was still tough. But the rest of our company has had to undertake a massive effort in ways that never would have even occurred to me. It's honestly mind blowing. It even affects how we handle our own EU employees' information. That part isn't really my job so I don't know the specifics, but the idea is just insane to me.
    If Google and Facebook are having trouble implementing this, I would think there are a ton of companies out there that are going to be in for a rude awakening. 

    Sadly, companies have brought this regulation on themselves with all the data breaches that have been allowed due to neglect or criminal behavior. 
    This.

    Folks wanna bitch about the costs, but ignore why the regulations were created in the first place.

    You wanna blame someone?  Blame yourselves if your company was sharing your user's data all willy nilly, or other companies that did so to necessitate this bout of regulations.

    It's like blaming the teacher for assigning a quiz after half the class abysmally failed at answering any question about their reading material correctly.
    Yeah? So Common Core is the parent and students fault for not testing better and using the horrible public education system.
    You just brought a completely unrelated issue into this because I used an analogy to simply illustrate the point of blaming the wrong folks for regulation costs.

    Common Core is not a regulation meant to protect a citizen's right to privacy.  It was an attempt to standardize education to ensure students received the same education throughout the country.  It's not even remotely the same goal, nor was it made in response to remotely the same kind of issue.

    If companies weren't abusing the data of individuals, resulting in issues with privacy, there wouldn't be a need for regulation.  Fin.
    You introduced the topic of schools and poor performance. Common Core is the regulatory result of poor public education performance. If students hadn't abused their freedom and teachers had worked harder then this wouldn't have happened. It's their fault.

    Same is true with data. It's the fault of companies for not having the foresight the EU would add another ineffective and costly layer of bureaucracy to their existing operational overhead.

    Playing the blame game misses the complexity of an issue and accomplishes nothing but social vilification.

    Not everyone abuses customer data and this won't stop other from abusing it. The EU has no regulatory authority outside its border unless it has some sort of trade agreement including the GDPR. American and Asian companies don't need to do anything different if they don't have an EU presence. Data isn't being protected at all.
    Aragon100GdemamiEldurian
  • ArcheAge - Are Fresh Starts Just a Phase? - MMORPG.com

    Torval said:
    Torval said:
    I read the article because based on the title I thought it was going to be someone attempting to scamsplain Archeage "fresh starting" 3 times (which is ridiculous in itself).

    Instead it's a sponsored (but not) post about the most recent fresh start and how fantabulous it is while being willfully obtuse about the issues, other 2 fresh starts or what they do to the other servers.

    Cool.
    It's not sponsored, but you knew that when you puked out your tool spew.
    "Instead it's a sponsored (but not)."

    Look everybody I have a salty hype man with a pocket full of sour grapes.
    What? Calling you on ignorant bullshit is now hyping? lolwut? Nice try cowboy. You keep shootin blanks there.
    You joined a thread less than 5 posts in, added 0 to it so you could repeat something I already said while tacking on extra. That's a hype man.

    Just admit you're emotional from a dust-up from another thread and stop making a jackass of yourself trying to get even. Here, I'm sorry if I hurt your feelings. You can stop now.
    You didn't hurt my feelings. It's not sponsored and you're obviously trolling. If you need safe trolling space look elsewhere. If you were trolling another thread and I said something that triggered you then maybe stop trolling and flamebaiting?

    The author obviously likes the game. You obviously take umbrage with them for that. You added zero to the discussion as well, again. Throwing shade and calling someone obtuse adds nothing.
    alkarionlogCelcius
  • ArcheAge - Are Fresh Starts Just a Phase? - MMORPG.com

    Torval said:
    I read the article because based on the title I thought it was going to be someone attempting to scamsplain Archeage "fresh starting" 3 times (which is ridiculous in itself).

    Instead it's a sponsored (but not) post about the most recent fresh start and how fantabulous it is while being willfully obtuse about the issues, other 2 fresh starts or what they do to the other servers.

    Cool.
    It's not sponsored, but you knew that when you puked out your tool spew.
    "Instead it's a sponsored (but not)."

    Look everybody I have a salty hype man with a pocket full of sour grapes.
    What? Calling you on ignorant bullshit is now hyping? lolwut? Nice try cowboy. You keep shootin blanks there.
    alkarionlog
  • ArcheAge - Are Fresh Starts Just a Phase? - MMORPG.com

    I read the article because based on the title I thought it was going to be someone attempting to scamsplain Archeage "fresh starting" 3 times (which is ridiculous in itself).

    Instead it's a sponsored (but not) post about the most recent fresh start and how fantabulous it is while being willfully obtuse about the issues, other 2 fresh starts or what they do to the other servers.

    Cool.
    It's not sponsored, but you knew that when you puked out your tool spew.
    alkarionlog
  • Extinction - Silithus at the Moment the Sword of Sargeras Hit Azeroth - World of Warcraft Videos - M

    3dom said:
    > Check it out and let us know what you think!

    I think $15/month is too much for a game which updates once in two years.
    It is but the alternative of where F2P and all the cosmetic cash shop bullshit now makes that $15/mo palatable. It took the rest of the industry taking an even lower road to drive that home for me.

    To make up for it. I skip eating out for lunch once or twice a month and make my own.
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