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Hi , i am very concerned about this. If a bank was to contact you in same manner you would be reporting it. Has there been a massive security breach at frontier? Or is it just plain careless ness. There is no option on your dashboard or notification to do this so why should this be done? No explanations etc. As someone pointed out its not to a secure site. Anyone else concerned? Can we get more confirmation from other frontier mods? [where is it]
This is nothing breach releated, I suspect the HTTPS thing is an oversight. It has everything to do with GDPR which is a new European directive that dictates and determines how your personal data is stored and processed. There are some serious fines for companies that are non compliant and Fdev being a data controller(they determine what they need, how it's collected and how it's used) have a whole set of obligations which this is one.

At the core of GDPR is the idea of Explicit Consent, which means you have to Opt in for companies to store your data rather than opting out if you don't.

What's happening here is that Fdev are asking for your consent to store and process your email address for the purposes of sending out a newletter. As a thank you for helping them they are offering some in game goodies.

If you do not opt in, Fdev will have to.. by law delete your information until such a point YOU decide you want them again.

if you are so inclined go here https://gdpr-info.eu/art-5-gdpr/

Fdev are being smart and getting this out there early. Expect similar mails and needing to give consent for all sorts of things from virtually every company in the next couple of months
 
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Slopey

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Fdev are being smart and getting this out there early. Expect similar mails and needing to give consent for all sorts of things from virtually every company in the next couple of months
Implementation date for GPDR is 28th May 2018. There'll likely be a deluge nearer the time.
 
Can't see the email and I've checked my deleted and junk mail.
Any chance of simply attaching a LINK to the opening post?
 

Will Flanagan

Community Manager
Frontier
Hello everyone,

I can confirm that this is not a phishing attempt and it really is me, Will, posting this. As Shanaeri mentioned, this is ‘to do with GDPR which is a new European directive that dictates and determines how personal data is stored and processed.

This is not a breach and is something that is required of us by new European law. We have been assured that your information is absolutely secure. As an extra layer of security, we are currently working with our email service provider to add the SSL to the domain.

It’s likely you’ll receive an email from us asking to register your email with us (similar to the content already posted in the OP). Our original intention in posting this thread was to confirm that any email you receive about this (from Frontier) is from Frontier!

How does this work, exactly? My email address that I actually monitor is not the same email address that would be registered to my CMDR through Xbox Live. So how do I get the decal & paint job?
I would recommend signing up with whichever email you use. The decal and Paint Job codes will be emailed out at a later date.

PC only? How about PS4 commanders?
This offer is for all players on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

And just to confirm it really is me...

 
Hello everyone,

I can confirm that this is not a phishing attempt and it really is me, Will, posting this. As Shanaeri mentioned, this is ‘to do with GDPR which is a new European directive that dictates and determines how personal data is stored and processed.

This is not a breach and is something that is required of us by new European law. We have been assured that your information is absolutely secure. As an extra layer of security, we are currently working with our email service provider to add the SSL to the domain.

It’s likely you’ll receive an email from us asking to register your email with us (similar to the content already posted in the OP). Our original intention in posting this thread was to confirm that any email you receive about this (from Frontier) is from Frontier!


I would recommend signing up with whichever email you use. The decal and Paint Job codes will be emailed out at a later date.


This offer is for all players on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

And just to confirm it really is me...

Thanks Will, I appreciated your posting this thread (and only received the e-mail this morning and ignored) but you gloss over what the addy will be used for. I'm happy to continue to receive the newsletter but not promotional stuff. If there is no separation I'd rather not receive anything.
 
Hello everyone,

I can confirm that this is not a phishing attempt and it really is me, Will, posting this. As Shanaeri mentioned, this is ‘to do with GDPR which is a new European directive that dictates and determines how personal data is stored and processed.

This is not a breach and is something that is required of us by new European law. We have been assured that your information is absolutely secure. As an extra layer of security, we are currently working with our email service provider to add the SSL to the domain.

It’s likely you’ll receive an email from us asking to register your email with us (similar to the content already posted in the OP). Our original intention in posting this thread was to confirm that any email you receive about this (from Frontier) is from Frontier!


I would recommend signing up with whichever email you use. The decal and Paint Job codes will be emailed out at a later date.


This offer is for all players on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

And just to confirm it really is me...

There's something deeply disturbing about how Ed's holding that fork! :eek: :D
 
Hello everyone,

I can confirm that this is not a phishing attempt and it really is me, Will, posting this. As Shanaeri mentioned, this is ‘to do with GDPR which is a new European directive that dictates and determines how personal data is stored and processed.

This is not a breach and is something that is required of us by new European law. We have been assured that your information is absolutely secure. As an extra layer of security, we are currently working with our email service provider to add the SSL to the domain.

It’s likely you’ll receive an email from us asking to register your email with us (similar to the content already posted in the OP). Our original intention in posting this thread was to confirm that any email you receive about this (from Frontier) is from Frontier!


I would recommend signing up with whichever email you use. The decal and Paint Job codes will be emailed out at a later date.


This offer is for all players on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

And just to confirm it really is me...

Held hostage at forkpoint - seems about right for a hostage liberation mission... :D
 
Hello everyone,

I can confirm that this is not a phishing attempt and it really is me, Will, posting this. As Shanaeri mentioned, this is ‘to do with GDPR which is a new European directive that dictates and determines how personal data is stored and processed.

This is not a breach and is something that is required of us by new European law. We have been assured that your information is absolutely secure. As an extra layer of security, we are currently working with our email service provider to add the SSL to the domain.

It’s likely you’ll receive an email from us asking to register your email with us (similar to the content already posted in the OP). Our original intention in posting this thread was to confirm that any email you receive about this (from Frontier) is from Frontier!


I would recommend signing up with whichever email you use. The decal and Paint Job codes will be emailed out at a later date.


This offer is for all players on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

And just to confirm it really is me...

Damn it! Not a single concept tease in the background...
 
Hello everyone,

I can confirm that this is not a phishing attempt and it really is me, Will, posting this. As Shanaeri mentioned, this is ‘to do with GDPR which is a new European directive that dictates and determines how personal data is stored and processed.

This is not a breach and is something that is required of us by new European law. We have been assured that your information is absolutely secure. As an extra layer of security, we are currently working with our email service provider to add the SSL to the domain.

It’s likely you’ll receive an email from us asking to register your email with us (similar to the content already posted in the OP). Our original intention in posting this thread was to confirm that any email you receive about this (from Frontier) is from Frontier!


I would recommend signing up with whichever email you use. The decal and Paint Job codes will be emailed out at a later date.


This offer is for all players on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

And just to confirm it really is me...

Now all the Americans here are suspicious as it is nowhere near September yet.
 
Greetings commanders,

You might have received a new email from us recently explaining that we'll need you to re-register your email with us if you want to continue to receive emails from Frontier Developments. If you haven't received it, check the details below because you can land yourself a free decal and Anaconda Paint Job for simply signing up!

From time to time we’d like to send you news, offers and discounts about things that we think might be relevant to you. In order to continue receiving emails from us, we’ll need you to complete our super-simple sign up form here.

We understand that completing an email sign up form isn’t quite as exciting as being hyperdicted by a Thargoid Medusa or completing that final run to rank up that extra tier in a Community Goal, so we’re giving everyone who completes the form a free decal and Anaconda Paint Job, just for signing up! It’s our way of saying thank you for being a part of this very awesome community.

These digital goodies will be delivered straight into your account once our Q4 update goes live.

We always want you to enjoy receiving emails from us whether it’s newsletters, big announcements or special discounts of upcoming games but if you ever decide you don’t want to receive emails, you can unsubscribe at any time - just follow the link at the bottom of any email we send.

Will
I am so glad you posted this, because I came to the Forums looking to check and see if this was legit.
 
Hello everyone,

I can confirm that this is not a phishing attempt and it really is me, Will, posting this. As Shanaeri mentioned, this is ‘to do with GDPR which is a new European directive that dictates and determines how personal data is stored and processed.

This is not a breach and is something that is required of us by new European law. We have been assured that your information is absolutely secure. As an extra layer of security, we are currently working with our email service provider to add the SSL to the domain.

It’s likely you’ll receive an email from us asking to register your email with us (similar to the content already posted in the OP). Our original intention in posting this thread was to confirm that any email you receive about this (from Frontier) is from Frontier!


I would recommend signing up with whichever email you use. The decal and Paint Job codes will be emailed out at a later date.


This offer is for all players on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

And just to confirm it really is me...

Looks like a hostage with a statement under duress

:p
 
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