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PermalinkPublishers demand permission to access your personal data if you want to play
I bought a few games recently.

One of them requires that I give permission to the publisher to access my gaming data, my friend's list and other sensitive information.

You can deny permission to the publisher if you are uneasy with giving carte blanche to a company which does not indicate what it intends to do with your personal information.

If you deny permission certain essential elements of the game, such as game save, are disabled.

I don't like these monoliths having all of this information about me.
The problem is that I have paid for a game that I cannot play, since I refuse to give out access.

The requirement to give out personal information should be clearly stated beside the game in the Microsoft marketplace BEFORE a purchase decision has to be made.

I have made a note of which companies employ this dubious practice.

I won't buy anything more from them.

The game that disables game save is called Steam Dig 2,
Posted by xxx AL on 18 September 19 at 14:57 | Last edited on 18 September 19 at 14:58 | There are 3 comments on this blog post - Please log in to comment on this blog.