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Opened 6 years ago

Closed 3 years ago

Last modified 3 years ago

#44150 closed enhancement (wontfix)

Consider adding a privacy policy confirmation checkbox to the register screen

Reported by: summoner's profile summoner Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version: 4.9.6
Component: Login and Registration Keywords:
Focuses: privacy Cc:


Consider adding a privacy policy confirmation checkbox just below the password field on the register screen in case there exists a privacy policy page. IMHO it is needed for a better GDPR compliance as upon registration they will need to be able to opt it in.

Change History (4)

#1 @desrosj
5 years ago

  • Component changed from General to Login and Registration
  • Focuses privacy added

#2 @carike
4 years ago

Hallo there :)

I am busy tackling the backlog of privacy tickets.

Could you please help me understand what exactly it is that you would like the checkbox for?
There is already a link to the privacy policy on the login page.
Why do you not feel that this is sufficient?

I'm not opposed to a checkbox. I'm just trying to understand exactly what you are trying to achieve so that we can help make this actionable.

#3 @paapst
3 years ago

  • Resolution set to wontfix
  • Status changed from new to closed

The goal of a Privacy policy, or privacy statement, is to inform people about which personal data is being processed for a certain goal. It is legally not necessary to consent to the privacy statement as a whole. Under GDPR, if you ask for consent, it should be for a very specific purpose and also given freely. Forcing visitors that want to register to consent to everything you have mentioned in your privacy statement would be considered a bad practice.
You could however use a checkbox upon registration for something like a Terms and Conditions document, but that's a different topic.

#4 @desrosj
3 years ago

  • Milestone Awaiting Review deleted
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