“My Privacy Center” will enable users to check out their privacy settings and download all the data they’ve shared so far with Oculus, mirroring Facebook’s earlier announcement of a similar dashboard to comply with the GDPR. The new European regulation affects all companies that handle the personal information of EU citizens, and the social media giant has recently taken steps to minimize how this will affect its operations. Next month, it will be shifting its data processing from Ireland to the U.S. for 1.5 billion users so that their data will not be under the purview of EU law.
“Player privacy in the game industry is not always at the forefront of most companies’ minds, but it is essential for a player’s peace of mind,” said Hoover in an email to GamesBeat. “It is heartening to see Oculus making it a priority.”