GDPR compliance stymies hypergrid travelers

After Europe’s new data privacy regulations, GDPR, went into effect on May 25, OpenSim users saw a flurry of requests from grid owners asking them to agree to new privacy policies. Sometimes, those messages would pop up in the middle of a hypergrid trip, hindering travel.

DigiWorldz, for example, has adopted a system that blocks users or prevent them from accessing the grid until they are able to agree to terms of service. This affects local and hypergrid users alike.

“We have implemented a system which, when a local user tries to login, or a hypergrid users tries to visit, we first check to see if they have authorized their avatar,” Terry Ford told Hypergrid Business. 

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