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over 2 years ago from Mark Horgan, UI developer

  • James LaneJames Lane, over 2 years ago

    Why are you asking for email addresses to download the plugin? Pretty sure it goes against GDPR: "Avoid making consent a precondition of a service."

    28 points
    • Kip HolcombKip Holcomb, over 2 years ago

      Link to that quote in the GDPR please?

      1 point
    • Kip HolcombKip Holcomb, over 2 years ago

      Oops, there it is. I found the suggestion you're quoting on Page 21:

      https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/711097/guide-to-the-general-data-protection-regulation-gdpr-1-0.pdf

      Also in that section are the consent requirements:

      • "Consent requires a positive opt-in."

      So, you do have to type your email address and also tick a checkbox. That's definitely opt-in.

      • "Explicit consent requires a very clear and specific statement of consent."

      Below the form, it states "I agree to receive occasional product updates and new product announcements. You can unsubscribe at any time". That's a clear and specific statement.

      So, not sure what the issue is. This is pretty common. He could charge $5 instead I guess? I like that it's free

      7 points
      • James LaneJames Lane, over 2 years ago

        The issue is that email consent shouldn't be required for a service, nothing to do with the positive opt-in.

        So yes, you can be asked to enter your email address, that's fine to receive a download link. But you can't have it so that you MUST sign up to receive email newsletters to use a service.

        To get round it is very simple, you just allow users to be able to click the download button after entering an email address. The checkbox is irrelevant: if a user checks it, fine, send them promo emails. If a user doesn't check it, that's also fine, send them the download link via email.

        4 points
    • twinseN .twinseN ., over 2 years ago

      You know that you can have a fake email to download all these things that ask for your email? It's that simple mate. The guy is not even trying to sell it, don't know why the drama.

      -1 points
      • James LaneJames Lane, over 2 years ago

        That's really not the point. I know I could do that, disposable email addresses have been around for ages, more just the point that GDPR is there for a reason.

        9 points
    • Jeremy O'Meara, over 2 years ago

      The guy is giving away for free something he built and that's potentially useful, who gives a toss what the bloody GDPR says?!

      -3 points