Hacking Question Do I need to link a Nintendo account to enable GPDR protection?

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I was trying to enable GPDR protection like what the switch guide said here: https://switch.homebrew.guide/hacki...html#step-2-eu-only-enabling-gdpr-protections

It says "Users with EU Nintendo Network accounts have the option of enabling GDPR protections in their account settings. Doing so has been confirmed to disable lots of telemetry that can get you banned. This setting will not appear if your account is not from the EU."
  1. Go to https://accounts.nintendo.com/setting
  2. Login with your NNID
  3. Under ‘Other settings’, Edit ‘Usage information’ and set it to ‘Don’t share’
  4. Save your changes

However it's talking about a Nintendo Network ID which apparently isn't even used for the Switch as mentioned here: https://www.nintendo.co.uk/Support/...hat-require-a-Nintendo-Network-ID-841603.html

So am I still supposed to create an account on that page mentioned by the guide? I asked the writers of the guide but never got a reply.

What's the point in creating an online account and signing into it on the Switch if surely you can't sign into it since it's blocked by the DNS to prevent getting banned?

I was told you DO need an online account even if not playing online because some local multiplayer games require it. However I was told you can make a fake account just for playing offline games. How do you do that?
 

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Wouldn't help much if you run backup on the same NAND with the NNID attach to it good chance you would get a ban anyway, that is not going to help you evade a ban anyway.
 

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I was trying to enable GPDR protection like what the switch guide said here: https://switch.homebrew.guide/hacki...html#step-2-eu-only-enabling-gdpr-protections

It says "Users with EU Nintendo Network accounts have the option of enabling GDPR protections in their account settings. Doing so has been confirmed to disable lots of telemetry that can get you banned. This setting will not appear if your account is not from the EU."
  1. Go to https://accounts.nintendo.com/setting
  2. Login with your NNID
  3. Under ‘Other settings’, Edit ‘Usage information’ and set it to ‘Don’t share’
  4. Save your changes

However it's talking about a Nintendo Network ID which apparently isn't even used for the Switch as mentioned here: https://www.nintendo.co.uk/Support/...hat-require-a-Nintendo-Network-ID-841603.html

So am I still supposed to create an account on that page mentioned by the guide? I asked the writers of the guide but never got a reply.

What's the point in creating an online account and signing into it on the Switch if surely you can't sign into it since it's blocked by the DNS to prevent getting banned?

I was told you DO need an online account even if not playing online because some local multiplayer games require it. However I was told you can make a fake account just for playing offline games. How do you do that?
You're right, NNID' aren't used on the Switch directly. That accounts page isn't for NNID though, it's for Nintendo Accounts, which the Switch uses. The person who wrote it is just a bit confused.
 

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I've never had a Nintendo account before. Should I still create one via my browser then do I use Linkalho to link each user's account offline so I can play certain local multiplayer games that require an account?

https://gbatemp.net/threads/linkalho-link-your-nintendo-account-offline.573676/
Create a Nintendo Account because you never know when you will need one in the future. Linkalho should be reserved for people who are banned and cannot link an account normally.
 
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