Current Events > Blizzard disables the ability to delete Battle.net accounts.

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L0Z
10/10/19 1:32:28 AM
#51:


Blizzard has right to that. They own your account and all data on their servers
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pls
10/10/19 1:33:33 AM
#52:


L0Z posted...
Blizzard has right to that. They own your account and all data on their servers


Not technically true according to European data protection laws.
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Sir Will
10/10/19 1:33:53 AM
#53:


L0Z posted...
Blizzard has right to that.

Not according to the EU.
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L0Z
10/10/19 1:36:15 AM
#54:


Sir Will posted...
L0Z posted...
Blizzard has right to that.

Not according to the EU.


Its an American company. Eu cant do shit they can order an American company to pay Europeans all they want and Bobby kotick can point and laugh at them
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RickyTheBAWSE
10/10/19 1:36:56 AM
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*boycotts Blizzard until Diablo IV*
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CADE FOSTER
10/10/19 1:36:59 AM
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Irony
10/10/19 1:38:55 AM
#57:


L0Z posted...
Sir Will posted...
L0Z posted...
Blizzard has right to that.

Not according to the EU.


Its an American company. Eu cant do shit they can order an American company to pay Europeans all they want and Bobby kotick can point and laugh at them

You literally have no idea what you're talking about
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Sir Will
10/10/19 1:39:31 AM
#58:


L0Z posted...
Sir Will posted...
L0Z posted...
Blizzard has right to that.

Not according to the EU.


Its an American company. Eu cant do shit they can order an American company to pay Europeans all they want and Bobby kotick can point and laugh at them

If they want to stop operating in the EU, sure.
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RdVEHfJqAvUPIbk
10/10/19 1:41:23 AM
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L0Z posted...
Sir Will posted...
L0Z posted...
Blizzard has right to that.

Not according to the EU.


Its an American company. Eu cant do shit they can order an American company to pay Europeans all they want and Bobby kotick can point and laugh at them

Hahaha this guy
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LiqiudusSnake
10/10/19 1:52:50 AM
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Why did everyone start hating blizzard again?

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DuranOfForcena
10/10/19 1:55:43 AM
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LiqiudusSnake posted...
Why did everyone start hating blizzard again?

they suspended a Hearthstone pro tournament player, revoked his prize purse, and fired the two casters who were interviewing him, because during the interview he expressed support for the Hong Kong protests
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vigorm0rtis
10/10/19 1:59:28 AM
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CADE FOSTER posted...
Tencent owns a large portion of them they might aswell be a chinese company
Tencent owns 5%. Hardly a "large portion. "

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tamagucci
10/10/19 1:59:37 AM
#63:


L0Z posted...
Blizzard has right to that. They own your account and all data on their servers

no
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vigorm0rtis
10/10/19 2:00:04 AM
#64:


L0Z posted...
Its an American company. Eu cant do shit they can order an American company to pay Europeans all they want and Bobby kotick can point and laugh at them


... No.

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pres_madagascar
10/10/19 2:01:12 AM
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NeonOctopus posted...
What the fuck is wrong with Blizzard. I'm so glad I never bought a single game from them >_>
It's not just blizzard, most companies bow to China because they love money and the Chinese market is huge.

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pres_madagascar
10/10/19 2:01:58 AM
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vigorm0rtis posted...
Tencent owns 5%. Hardly a "large portion. "
5% of a multi billion dollar company is a lot tbqh.

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Darmik
10/10/19 2:02:03 AM
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So uh has it been pointed out that other people closed their accounts no issues or nah?
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CADE FOSTER
10/10/19 2:02:05 AM
#68:


vigorm0rtis posted...
CADE FOSTER posted...
Tencent owns a large portion of them they might aswell be a chinese company
Tencent owns 5%. Hardly a "large portion. "

Probably is to Blizzard because buying Tencent out and losing the china market is huge to them
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vigorm0rtis
10/10/19 2:03:22 AM
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pres_madagascar posted...
5% of a multi billion dollar company is a lot tbqh.


Not as much as he thinks.

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ROBANN_88
10/10/19 2:10:59 AM
#70:


You need to send your ID to close your account?

Wat
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vigorm0rtis
10/10/19 2:12:27 AM
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CADE FOSTER posted...
Probably is to Blizzard because buying Tencent out and losing the china market is huge to them


Wanting access to the Chinese market and "may as well be a Chinese company" aren't even kind of the same thing.

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RdVEHfJqAvUPIbk
10/10/19 2:18:02 AM
#72:


ROBANN_88 posted...
You need to send your ID to close your account?

Wat

Been like that for years.
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Ilishe
10/10/19 2:19:22 AM
#73:


TheBlueMonk_ posted...
https://twitter.com/Espsilverfire2/status/1182001007976423424

this is getting caliente


This is a flagrant violation of GDPR laws. What are they even thinking
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Darmik
10/10/19 2:22:31 AM
#74:


VICE tested this and could delete an account without issue. Furthermore, an update from the person who sent this viral tweet: I have now subsequently been able to delete my account over an hour later. At the time I originally tweeted, me and many others could not delete them.


https://twitter.com/patrickklepek/status/1182128949926739968?s=19

It was probably a server issue.
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dr_marble
10/10/19 2:26:14 AM
#75:


Good for South Park, bad for Blizzard.
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Admiral_Zero
10/10/19 2:33:29 AM
#76:


I havent played a blizzard game since 2008. Can someone enlighten me on what makes this a disaster?
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DiScOrD tHe LuNaTiC
10/10/19 2:33:35 AM
#77:


Well, BlizzCon should be interesting this year. ^_^
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AvantgardeAClue
10/10/19 2:39:45 AM
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DiScOrD tHe LuNaTiC posted...
Well, BlizzCon should be interesting this year. ^_^


Wonder if they'll do it like ComicCon and only let in social media influencers and press into their panels and announcements

After last year they can do anything really
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CADE FOSTER
10/10/19 2:42:37 AM
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gonna be lots of security and any mention of hong kong will probably get you banned and thrown out
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Vicious_Dios
10/10/19 2:50:05 AM
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NeonOctopus posted...
What the fuck is wrong with Blizzard. I'm so glad I never bought a single game from them >_>

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008Zulu
10/10/19 3:25:02 AM
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It's probably because they have been overwhelmed with cancellation notices, they have suspended the service until the backlog clears.
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Oatcakes
10/10/19 3:26:08 AM
#82:


Where are all the usual "wait for all the facts" people at?
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xxdudeyy
10/10/19 3:51:03 AM
#83:


kingdrake2 posted...
gdpr

What is that?
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CADE FOSTER
10/10/19 3:59:27 AM
#84:


xxdudeyy posted...
kingdrake2 posted...
gdpr

What is that?

General data regulation protection
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Guns_of_Verdun
10/10/19 4:08:45 AM
#85:


evil_zombie11 posted...
bump for this hilarious and sad revelation

it's not hilarious
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xxdudeyy
10/10/19 4:23:38 AM
#86:


CADE FOSTER posted...
General data regulation protection

What is it for?
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Foppe
10/10/19 4:38:16 AM
#87:


Blizzcon is in 3 weeks, this can be good.
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ROBANN_88
10/10/19 4:48:59 AM
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RdVEHfJqAvUPIbk posted...
ROBANN_88 posted...
You need to send your ID to close your account?

Wat

Been like that for years.


That's pretty weird to begin with, honestly
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amzpeng
10/10/19 4:52:39 AM
#89:


ROBANN_88 posted...
RdVEHfJqAvUPIbk posted...
ROBANN_88 posted...
You need to send your ID to close your account?

Wat

Been like that for years.


That's pretty weird to begin with, honestly

I assume it's protect accounts from being closed by trolls.
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Nazanir
10/10/19 6:26:41 AM
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sktgamer_13dude posted...
CADE FOSTER posted...
DuranOfForcena posted...
holy fuck

i never thought i'd see Blizzard of all companies sink to this level

Tencent owns a large portion of them they might aswell be a chinese company

They own 5% of Activision-Blizzard from what Ive found.

That's not the main thing, 5% isn't the obstacle here.

The main thing is that Blizzard is working with Netease in China (you know, the company responsible for Diablo Eternal). This company is absolutely massive in China. If they were to drop Blizzard, that would mean a loss of billions of dollars overnight.

So yeah, Blizzard is just doing this to appease the Chinese overlords.
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SuperVegito2487
10/10/19 6:46:04 AM
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I could see this being a glitch.

IE: They didnt anticipate something like this happening so the servers isnt able to handle all the requests.

For Their sake i HOPE its a glitch, otherwise hoo boy...

xxdudeyy posted...
What is it for?


I believe the main target is protecting peoples privacy, in limiting what their info can be used for, and giving every person the option to "Request" any info someone has about them, to be deleted.

Can be a bit annoying from time to time (I know NEED to use more than just Username and Password to check my bank account...)

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Shotgunnova
10/10/19 7:21:28 AM
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CfM8Jxh
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industrializeit
10/10/19 7:22:02 AM
#93:


Tag
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St0rmFury
10/10/19 8:03:21 AM
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The thing is, how can you be sure that Blizz really deleted your data as you requested?

It's not like they're going to take a picture of their player registry database for you.
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JScriv
10/10/19 8:09:08 AM
#95:


Shotgunnova posted...
CfM8Jxh

Lmao
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codey
10/10/19 8:33:10 AM
#96:


Anyone else think it's hilarious that one of the ways to delete an account is to send them your govt ID?

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voldothegr8
10/10/19 9:13:04 AM
#97:


The solution is simple if you can't delete the account, get dat ass banned! Preferably by shitting on China in game chats and their forums.
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Alpha218
10/10/19 9:23:52 AM
#98:


So glad Destiny and Bungie split from Blizzard. Cause I was interested in getting back into that game and I can do it with a clear conscience. @TheBlueMonk_ and other Blizzard fans, whats been your take on this? Are you going to boycott them?

legendarylemur posted...
Tencent being a huge part of this decision seems a bit dubious. Turns out League of Legends e-sports scene is allowed to freely say the word "Hong Kong" since a team at worlds is Hong Kong Attitude. Riot is far more actively owned by Tencent than the measly 4.8% ownership of Blizzard
A Hong Kong team won a match and the post-game interview was pre-recorded, probably so they couldnt do the same thing as Blitzchung. If you think Riot is clean on this, it just means that theyre doing a better job with hiding it than Blizzard is.

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Oatcakes
10/10/19 9:28:35 AM
#99:


St0rmFury posted...
The thing is, how can you be sure that Blizz really deleted your data as you requested?

It's not like they're going to take a picture of their player registry database for you.


I'm assuming they have audits to show they are complying
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LightHawKnight
10/10/19 9:54:28 AM
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DuranOfForcena posted...
holy fuck

i never thought i'd see Blizzard of all companies sink to this level


They haven't been Blizzard for a long time now. They are Activision.
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