You may have noticed that your inbox has been filling up recently. Companies you can’t even remember buying from are suddenly very keen to reconnect with you (when and why did I set up an account with GAME?). This is because the GDPR, or General Data Protection Act, came into force on 25 May 2018. It’s a new regulation that affects the protection and storage of personal data in the EU, including the United Kingdom. This also means that any international companies (e.g. video game publishers, retailers, and developers) that handle an EU country’s data must comply with the GDPR. (more…)
Madison Butler is Sidequest’s self-proclaimed jock editor. She co-founded the blog Critsumption and once got really into powerlifting via Fitness Boxing for the Nintendo Switch. She tweets at @_maddilo.