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OPC Releases Videogame Privacy Guidelines

ONLINE PRIVACY

November 9, 2012

Privacy Commissioner Jennifer Stoddart has issued a set of guidelines aimed at protecting the privacy of videogame users, TECHVIBES reports. “As gaming consoles are now onramps to the Internet, we need to recognize that, like anything else that brings together personal information and connectivity, there are privacy issues at play,” said Stoddart, adding, “Interactive gaming accounts are increasingly becoming linked to social networks, while videogames are also avenues for advertisers to youth.” Stoddart recommends users create strong passwords, regularly check their credit card statements and examine the associated privacy policies.
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