[RFC] Cookie notice

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noth
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Re: [RFC] Cookie notice

Post by noth » Sun Oct 26, 2014 8:30 pm

I always thought that phpBB forums came outside the European data protection authorities Cookie Regulations but proving it seems to be a minefield so let's err on the side of safety

Any phpBB forums inside EU, looks like we need an ext to help ;)

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Re: [RFC] Cookie notice

Post by John P » Sun Oct 26, 2014 9:34 pm

As long as you don't collect private data about a person you don't have to warn about the cookie in EU.
Inlogdata isn't private data.

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Re: [RFC] Cookie notice

Post by DarkBeing » Mon Oct 27, 2014 4:24 pm

John P wrote:As long as you don't collect private data about a person you don't have to warn about the cookie in EU.
Inlogdata isn't private data.
Actually, to my understanding this is not quiet correct. It is not only about private data but setting cookies in general.

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Re: [RFC] Cookie notice

Post by jsebean » Wed Oct 29, 2014 1:49 am

noth wrote:I always thought that phpBB forums came outside the European data protection authorities Cookie Regulations but proving it seems to be a minefield so let's err on the side of safety

Any phpBB forums inside EU, looks like we need an ext to help ;)
The issue isn't the fact that phpBB (or phpBB.com) may or may not be affected by such law, but that, being an international project, the fact of the matter is, there are European's (and others as more countries adopt such legislation) who will use phpBB on their own site that would be affected by the law.
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