08-08-2018 11:40 PM
If my understanding is correct, according to the new GDPR regulations in the EU, any tracking which can identify a user requires consent to be given. This includes simply identifying them as the same user as previously. It also states that consent must be actively given so cannot be "if you continue to use..." or a pre-selected checkbox. The fine for breach of this can be upto 20 million euros or 4% of a companies income, whichever is higher.
If anyone from gopro is reading this, you may want to look into this as a priority or risk a very large fine.
08-09-2018 07:05 AM - edited 08-09-2018 07:09 AM
Agree. Are they telling us that they just realized people want privacy and don't want to be tracked? I'm not sure what happened to GoPro but boy did they f#%K up a good thing and for what? Data Greed?! And then if that wasn't enough they had go and acquire Kolor only to drag them down in the mud with them. Now both companies suck. All GoPro had to do was read the forums and the news years ago to see this wasn't the way to go but I guess the only thing they can read is other peoples private data. I think this fall from grace should now and forever be reffered to as a "Woodman". Well, at least he will be remembered for something right?! You're in the hardware business not data mining. If you wan't to take that route then let Zuckerberg buy you out. Otherwise stick to making kick ass cameras that don't spy on you.
08-15-2018 05:44 PM
Well, it seems we're not alone in having troubles with GoPro vs other consumer and prosumer camera brands. This video is quite interesting: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l4fHeiqtGOA