Discussion Nintendo collecting data legal?

Discussion in 'Switch - Backup Loaders & Modchips' started by achandab, Sep 25, 2018.

  1. achandab
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    achandab Advanced Member

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    Not sure of the legality here with want Nintendo is doing in terms of banning users. People are turning off "share error information" yet Nintendo still have this info and are banning users. I'm no expert in this field by any means but it seems kind of dodgy. Can someone shed some light on this subject?

    Also related I was looking through my Nintendo account earlier and i was thinking maybe this is how they get around it.

    https://accounts.nintendo.com/analytics/opt_in

    Here you can set your preferences regarding data about your usage of Nintendo products and services.

    This seems to be enabled by default. Has someone tried switching this off prior to hacking the switch and seen if there Switch still gets banned?
     
  2. stewacide

    stewacide GBAtemp Regular

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    I've had it off the whole time not banned. Also set your region to Europe.
     
  3. lil-devil

    lil-devil GBAtemp Regular

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    have you done anything that would cause a ban? if so what have you done?
     
  4. DaveLister

    DaveLister GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Moot because user modding console legal ?
     
  5. Heichart

    Heichart Advanced Member

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    Quick search on Google got me this thread, where this user said:

    I don't have a Switch to confirm, but OP said he missed that too.
     
  6. Kubas_inko

    Kubas_inko "Something funny goes here."

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    I gues on earth.
    As long as you are from Europe (or have Switch set to Europe or idk), Ninty has to givce you the option to disable "all" telemetry (I higly doubt that it sends nothing, but at least less than before).
    Maybe that's why I am not ban yet :D
     
    Last edited by Kubas_inko, Sep 25, 2018
  7. subcon959

    subcon959 teh retro

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    It doesn't matter if it's illegal or not, it only matters if they can get with it. It would be nice if laws were magically upheld by some instant invisible arbitrator but unfortunately we rely on extremely resource-depleting litigious processes to enact justice.
     
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  8. achandab
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    achandab Advanced Member

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    Ive played homebrew games using SX OS CFW so i'm definitely entitled to a ban. I'm just questioning Nintendos legality on them going through my logs on the Switch without my permission in order for them to ban me
     
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