Last Updated: 1/11/2023, 2:52:23 PM

# GDPR

# Overview

AccelByte Cloud’s GDPR service helps you ensure your game’s compliance with the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (opens new window) (GDPR) as well as the California Consumer Privacy Act (opens new window) (CCPA) of the state of California in the United States. These laws dictate how you and your users can use and manage the user’s personal data. Below you’ll find two tables that list the rights guaranteed by these laws, and which AccelByte service is related to that right.

# GDPR

Individual Right Related Service Remarks
The Right to Restrict Processing UAM Allows users to prevent their personal data from being used. Compliance with this right is ensured by giving each player the option to deactivate their account at any time.
The Right to Rectification UAM, Event Log Allows users to make changes to any personal data stored within the UAM Service. It also requires the platform to be able to inform users of any changes made to that data. We use the event log service and mailer service to inform users about those changes.
The Right to Object Legal AccelByte Cloud's Legal service acts as a gatekeeper that allows players to object to how the platform uses their data by requiring them to agree to your terms and conditions before they can access the platform.
The Right to Erasure GDPR AccelByte Cloud's GDPR service functions as an automated service that schedules deletion of user data across services when a user requests it.
The Right to Data Portability GDPR AccelByte Cloud's GDPR service ensures that user data collected across services is readable and potentially usable by different external services.
The Right to be Informed Legal AccelByte Cloud's Legal service allows you to provide users with information related to how the platform works and what personal data it collects from them.
The Right to Access GDPR AccelByte Cloud's GDPR service functions as an automated service that schedules collection of user data across services when a user requests it.
Rights in Relation to Automated Decision Making and Profiling Event Log, Telemetry, Analytics Telemetry and Analytics are configurable to ensure that users can opt-in or opt-out of the data collection process performed by those services.

# CCPA

Individual Right Related Service Remarks
Rights to Notice Legal AccelByte Cloud's Legal service allows you to provide users with information related to how the platform works and what personal data it collects from them.
Rights to Know GDPR AccelByte Cloud's GDPR service functions as an automated service that schedules collection of user data across services when a user requests it.
Rights to Data Portability GDPR AccelByte Cloud's GDPR service ensures that user data collected across services is readable and potentially usable by different external services.
Rights to Deletion GDPR AccelByte Cloud's GDPR service functions as an automated service that schedules deletion of user data across services when a user requests it.
Rights to Opt-Out N/A AccelByte Cloud doesn’t sell consumer data, so we don’t support this by default. It is your responsibility to ensure that your game complies with this regulation, but if you need help you can always contact us about our service customization options.
Rights to Opt-In for Children’s Personal Information N/A AccelByte Cloud doesn’t sell consumer data, so we don’t support this by default. It is your responsibility to ensure that your game complies with this regulation, but if you need help you can always contact us about our service customization options.
Notify Consumers of Their Rights Legal AccelByte Cloud's Legal service allows you to provide players with information related to their rights under CCPA.

# How it Works

The two most basic rights users have to their data are the right to access that data and the right to delete it. The sequence diagrams below show how these requests are handled by our services.

# Right of Access

Users can request access to their personal data either through the user platform, or manually. A personal data request should be processed within 28 days.

# Personal Data Retrieval Process

The chart below shows the different statuses a personal data request may move through, and for how long the request can be processed before it expires or is removed from the queue.

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These are all the statuses that will happen when requesting the personal data request.

  • Pending The request is waiting to be processed.
  • In-progress The request process has been started.
  • Retrying If the request fails it will be automatically retried. The request will be retried a maximum of three times by default.
  • Failed The request will be marked as Failed if the third retry is not successful. Both the user and the admin will be notified of this failure, so that they can re-submit the request either from the user portal or admin portal.
  • Expired This status only occurs if there is a problem with the related services. If a request expires, the user or admin will have to make a new request.
  • Removed from queue Any remaining requests are automatically removed after 56 days to optimize the service.

# Successful Personal Data Request

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# Canceled Personal Data Request

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# Failed Personal Data Request

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# Right to Erasure

Users can request that their personal data be deleted either through the user platform, or manually. The request should be processed within 28 days.

# Personal Data Deletion Process

The chart below shows the different statuses a data deletion request may move through, and for how long the request can be processed before it fails.

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These are all request statuses when request deletion of personal data happens.

  • Request This status indicates that the request has just been made but the user’s access token has not been revoked yet.
  • Pending This status indicates that the user’s access token has already been revoked. The deletion request can still be canceled until the expiry date of the request.
  • In Progress After the request has expired, the scheduler will begin the deletion process for the user’s account.
  • Failed If the deletion process fails, the admin will be notified via email. The admin can then re-submit the request that the account be deleted, which will change the request’s status back to pending.

# Successful Data Deletion By User

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# Canceled Data Deletion By User

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# Data Deletion by Admin on Behalf of User

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# Deletion Process After Request Expiration

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# Retry Process for Failed Request

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# Manage GDPR in the Admin Portal

# Personal Data Retrieval

Game administrators can request a user’s account data, which can be used to troubleshoot problems that occur in the account system or to keep track of a user’s changes to their account. Users can request access to their personal data either through the Player Portal or Launcher.

You can request other user’s personal data by using super admin in the admin portal. But it will only be retrieved by the user who has already requested it from the admin. The personal data request status will be sent to the email of the user.

NOTE

The following functionality is only available in the publisher namespace.

  1. In the Admin Portal, expand the Users Management section and click Users.

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  2. Search for the player whose data you want to retrieve using the credential of that player you have on hand. For more information, see the Search for a User (opens new window) tutorial.

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  3. The results of your search will appear. Browse the list to find the account you’re looking for and click View in the Action column of the account listing to open it.

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  4. In the Details window of the Overview tab, click the Send Request button next to Personal Data Request.

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  5. A pop-up will appear and you need to confirm the personal data request by clicking the Send Request button.

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    Once the request is sent, the approval process can take up to 28 days, based on how many requests have occurred at the same time.

  6. As an admin, you can check the status of a personal data request by clicking the Personal Data Request button under the Platform Configuration drop down panel.

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  7. Here you can see all the lists of personal data requests that are happening. This all happens when the user or admin requests the personal data request. You can also filter when the request personal data occurs by clicking the filtering system on the top of the list.

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# Connect Custom Services to GDPR using the Server SDKs

# SDK Initialization

Before using the GDPR service from the SDK, you will need to initialize your server-side SDK to ensure that you are authorized and able to perform create, read, update, and delete actions.

# Golang SDK Initialization

Before using the GDPR service from the Golang SDK, you will need to initialize the SDK by following the steps below:

Once completed, you can use the Golang SDK to create, read, update, or delete the GDPR (opens new window) service from your serverless app.

Golang test case files (opens new window)

# Python SDK Initialization

Before using the GDPR service from the Python SDK, you will need to initialize the SDK by following the steps below:

Once completed, you can use the Python SDK to create, read, update, or delete the GDPR (opens new window) service from your serverless app.

Python test case files (opens new window)

# .NET (C#) SDK Initialization

Before using the GDPR service, you will need to set some permissions. Use the following .NET namespaces:

using AccelByte.Sdk.Api.Gdpr.Model;
using AccelByte.Sdk.Api.Gdpr.Operation;
using AccelByte.Sdk.Api.Gdpr.Wrapper;

.NET (C#) test case files (opens new window)

# Java SDK Initialization

Before using the GDPR service, you will need to set some permissions. Initialize the DataRetrieval wrapper from the GDPR service using the following code:

DataRetrieval wGdprRetrieval = new DataRetrieval(sdk);

Once completed, you can use the SDK to create, read, update, or delete GDPRs.

Java test case files (opens new window)

# Create an Admin Email Configuration

To create an admin email configuration (opens new window), use the following function.

# Retrieve an Admin Email Configuration

To retrieve an admin email configuration (opens new window), use the following function.

# Update an Admin Email Configuration

To update an admin email configuration (opens new window), use the following function.

# Delete an Admin Email Configuration

To delete an admin email configuration (opens new window), use the following function.

# Request for a User’s Account Deletion

To submit a request for a user’s account deletion (opens new window), use the following function.

# Retrieve the User’s Personal Data Request

To retrieve the user’s personal data request (opens new window), use the following function.