New privacy laws (GDPR) and Enjin

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There hasn't been any movement on Enjin's privacy policy since 2013. Enjin needs to clarify in regards to EU regulations a series of things, especially on the point of accountability - that community owners can be assured we are not to be accountable (either intentionally or accidentally) for any private information that was registered with Enjin (as we can not see or interact with that information, only Enjin can) in case of a problem.
Posted Jun 12, 18 · OP · Last edited Jun 12, 18 by Lofty Mer...
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I doubt any of the Enjin customers are affected as we have never had access to emails or private data sent when making accounts on the Enjin network (or sending payments). Enjin owns the databases and does not grant access to any of this private data even if the site owner requests it (i.e to export a list of user emails on their site).

To clarify, think of the sites like Facebook pages -> The owners of those pages are not accountable but the umbrella company Facebook is.
Posted Jun 12, 18
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To clarify, think of the sites like Facebook pages -> The owners of those pages are not accountable but the umbrella company Facebook is.

Funny you should say that: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-eu-court-facebook/facebook-fan-page-operator-has-privacy-responsibilities-eu-court-idUSKCN1J1142

It is simply wrong.

And I am not going to go on blind faith, Enjin needs to take action. They are located in EU and are, right now, not compliant.

A simple "we're working on it, stay tuned" is enough.

Remember all those embedded third-party HTML containers like world clocks, Youtube videos etc. that we are using on our sites.
Posted Jun 12, 18 · OP
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I agree with OP that this needs to be looked into to ensure that Enjin is compliant. I wouldn't want my site to be blocked in Europe because of something like this.
Posted Jun 14, 18
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I agree with OP that this needs to be looked into to ensure that Enjin is compliant. I wouldn't want my site to be blocked in Europe because of something like this.

I'm not aware of any plans to block websites, but if Enjin were to have a breach of personal information and one of your members get affected, you could be liable for fines, depending on your site content. Very unlikely, but it should be 0% likely.
Posted Jun 14, 18 · OP · Last edited Jun 14, 18 by Lofty Mer...
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I highly doubt such an event would happen, as someone had replied initially, accounts are stored on and managed by the umbrella company, Enjin. The only time you would be impacted is if a user in the EU had purchased something on your shop and you collected their information through those means, however a request could be honored simply by getting payment logs from your PayPal shop. With that said, I've mitigated that issue by restricting my shop to purchases in the U.S. only, I've also added a privacy policy to our website to indicate compliance that we do not store or collect information from user accounts. I also have added a terms of sale.

Compliance is important even if your website is directed towards a specific market, however such cases of information requests will be rare, and if there were any information out there that you did have, you'd know where that information would be, such as IP addresses, names, physical addresses, emails, payment receipts, and the like.

While I do agree it is important for Enjin to update their terms and conditions/privacy policies, I can't see it realistically impacting the sub-communities of that umbrella, as a vast majority of that information is stored and collected by Enjin. It would be safe to say that if a user were to request that information you would simply direct them to contact Enjin, as you are only affiliated by proxy in the sense that the user profile is managed by them.
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We're looking to update our privacy policy for GDPR and PDPA which is Singapore's privacy policy where Enjin is registered (Enjin is not registered in EU nor does it specifically target EU residents.)
We will be updating and notifying all users when this happens.
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Posted Sep 3, 18
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