Gamefaqs is running in violation of the GDPR.

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User Info: nameduser3

nameduser3
2 months ago#1
GDPR specifies that you must opt in to cookies and third party scripts yet Gamefaqs.com is running those scripts whether you opt in or not.

User Info: JoeNobody

JoeNobody
2 months ago#2
How do you know this, and where is the link to the law?
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User Info: FarplaneDragon

FarplaneDragon
2 months ago#3
This isn't a matter for a site suggestions, as literally no one here can do a thing about this. Go send a feedback ticket. https://gamefaqs.gamespot.com/feedback?type=19
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User Info: New Link

New Link
2 months ago#4
Technically, the parent company CNET is in violation of the GDPR due to their gamefaqs property. It's really not a complicated bill, and CNET is certainly violating it.

The cookies provided by CNET for gamespot.com, gamefaqs.gamespot.com, and cbsi are in violation of Recital 30 of the GDPR in tandem with Recital 32 and Articles 4(11)

http://www.privacy-regulation.eu/en/recital-30-GDPR.htm
Natural persons may be associated with online identifiers provided by their devices, applications, tools and protocols, such as internet protocol addresses, cookie identifiers or other identifiers such as radio frequency identification tags.

http://www.privacy-regulation.eu/en/recital-32-GDPR.htm
Consent should be given by a clear affirmative act establishing a freely given, specific, informed and unambiguous indication of the data subject's agreement to the processing of personal data relating to him or her, such as by a written statement, including by electronic means, or an oral statement.

This could include ticking a box when visiting an internet website, choosing technical settings for information society services or another statement or conduct which clearly indicates in this context the data subject's acceptance of the proposed processing of his or her personal data.

Silence, pre-ticked boxes or inactivity should not therefore constitute consent.

Consent should cover all processing activities carried out for the same purpose or purposes.

When the processing has multiple purposes, consent should be given for all of them.

If the data subject's consent is to be given following a request by electronic means, the request must be clear, concise and not unnecessarily disruptive to the use of the service for which it is provided.


http://www.privacy-regulation.eu/en/article-4-definitions-GDPR.htm
'consent' of the data subject means any freely given, specific, informed and unambiguous indication of the data subject's wishes by which he or she, by a statement or by a clear affirmative action, signifies agreement to the processing of personal data relating to him or her;

Due to this violation, instead of sending a feedback ticket I highly suggest you contact your supervisory authority and lodge a formal complaint. Companies have had 5 years notice that this is in the works, two of which the wording was already finalized, one as big as CNET is certainly aware of the changes but has chosen not to abide anything apart from from updating their privacy policy.
https://blog.varonis.com/gdpr-data-protection-authority-supervisory-listing/

I'll take this time to suggest uMatrix which allows you to disable all sorts shady actions by companies in violation like CNET. It's one of the better implementations of a noscript plugin I've found.

Pair that with Pi-Hole and uBlock and it fixes all sorts of problems and greatly speeds up load times while simultaneously enhancing privacy. Here's a quick comparison of USAToday.com that someone else wrote up for a good read:

https://www.reddit.com/r/BATProject/comments/8mbcen/because_of_gdpr_usa_today_decided_to_run_a/
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User Info: TriforceSD

TriforceSD
2 months ago#5
Good grief. Some things people say blow me away, but this is silly.
No offense but some people have too much time on their hands.
It's not like I've seen many websites give me the option to do those things and I'm ok with it.
Moving right along...
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User Info: New Link

New Link
2 months ago#6
TriforceSD posted...
Good grief. Some things people say blow me away, but this is silly.
No offense but some people have too much time on their hands.
It's not like I've seen many websites give me the option to do those things and I'm ok with it.
Moving right along...


I work in the computer industry. Some facets of my company's product is web-facing, so I had to read it. It's not hard legalese, it's written in plain, easy-to-understand english.

Yes, they are in violation of it, and they are obviously aware of the legislation (proof in the privacy policy.) As there are no technical limitations in implementing checkboxes in Gamefaqs, they can be fined up to 4% of their annual income, or 20,000,000 euros -- whichever is greater.
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User Info: gmo7897

gmo7897
2 months ago#7
As stated, this is not the board for this. There is no board for this. Fill out the feedback ticket if it means that much to you. That is literally a direct line if communication to the administration. They can then push any information up the chain.

That is literally the only course of action in this case.
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