Global Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) & You
The day of reckoning is upon us! Here's an update on the current status of everything in regards to GDPR:
GDPR in Regards to your Published Apps
GDPR effects everyone who has apps or games published to any of the app stores for a couple reasons:
- Our engine has tracking in it, which means that all of your currently published apps on the store are not currently GDPR compliant.
- Ad providers have their own tracking that they perform in order to serve targeted ads to your players, so you will need to account for that in your games.
To address this we're in the process of removing the tracking from our engine (the engine for iOS apps is already updated without tracking, so simply republish your apps to the stores and you should be all set for iOS, unless you serve ads).
Republish your iOS apps to the store and, if you serve ads, read the information below first.
Our engine is still being updated for Android (and the API level is being updated to 26 as well), so stay tuned on when to republish Android apps.
If you use advertisements in your games
If you don't use advertisements you can ignore this part.
If you do serve ads in your games, you'll need to create a new game attribute called 'privateDataConsentForAds', and set it to '-1'.
You will need to inform your players that the game/app they're about to use serves targeted ads, and prompt them to give their consent before playing. If they consent to being shown targeted ads, set privateDataConsentForAds to '1' and all the ads should work normally.
If they don't, set privateDataConsentForAds to '0'. This will cause no ads to display for most ad providers. The only exception is AdMob, which will show non-targeted ads.
Make sure to save and load the privateDataConsentForAds attribute so that you only need to prompt the player once! I've attached a super simple project demonstrating how you could set this up.
I hope this helps clear some things up, but feel free to drop questions below!
UPDATE - 2018-06-11
If you see mentions of an "RC" build in this thread, you can ignore those now. The RC build has been promoted to the main build and the RC button has been removed.