I think this has to do with a new EU law concerning Data Privacy and Customer Information handling for Companies that'll go active in May this year (it's now at the end of a 2 year transition phase, where the old regulations remained valid).I signed up but I do not like it and do not understand why we need to do this, at first I thought is was phishing.
Can FD prove this came from them?Yep, I'm not happy about the lack of https in the URL either. This could have been posted by someone who lifted Will's forum password and set up a phishing site. Please FDev, do the right thing.
It is nice that you *think* that but why can't we have an official explanation?I think this has to do with a new EU law concerning Data Privacy and Customer Information handling for Companies that'll go active in May this year (it's now at the end of a 2 year transition phase, where the old regulations remained valid).
AFAIK amongst other things, it requires a new Opt-In for various types of User Information, which absolutely includes EMail Addresses and meeting the requirements to send out Advertising content or the Newsletters - which includes Advertising.
Companies violating the new restrictions face quite painful consequences (fines upto 20Mil Euro or upto 4% of yearly global revenue of its last fiscal year).
Ah yes; informed consent. It's a beautiful thing. (Are we talking about PvP now?)I'm sure they'll provide one, but it's definitely GDPR.
From the 28th May, anyone who holds any information about you needs to get your consent for you to be contacted - hence the "refresh". I'm doing it now for the company I work for, and it's quite onerous.
Technically, if you don't consent to them holding your data for the purposes for which they're going to process it, they must delete your details.