European Data Protection Digest

Gaming Company Faces Petition, Revises Terms

ONLINE PRIVACY—GERMANY

November 4, 2011

More than 8,000 online game users have signed a petition demanding that a video game maker change its terms and conditions. EA says it has modified the terms and conditions of its online distribution system after allegations that it violated German privacy law, The Local reports. The Origin System allows users to purchase and network games, but its terms and conditions seem to be a literal translation from the American version, which allows for data collection including IP addresses, in violation of German law, the report states. EA says it "regrets any confusion."
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