Privacy Advisor

Global Privacy Dispatches- France- Online Videogames

May 1, 2008

By Pascale Gelly

Guidance for online videogames

The "Forum des droits de l'Internet," a recognized observatory of Internet practices, has published practical guidance intended for junior users of online video games, their parents and games publishers.

The guidance notes to the videogame industry address the main critical issues to be considered by game publishers: control of the users' age; devices to sensitize users and their parents to the time spent online; the publisher's obligations relating to the protection of personal data; rules applying to advertising within the game; liability for public or private messages posted on forums or sent by email messaging systems; and potential sanctions towards a user.