Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Ubisoft apologies for Personal Info Leak

Late last month, Ubisoft sent out emails related to an ARG promoting their upcoming game Watch Dogs. In a rather ironic twist, a promotional tool for a game revolving around hacking and gaining access to people's personal information leaked out hundreds of people's email addresses. These emails were sent out to anyone who 'inquired about tickets' on the website dotconnexion, and informed people of the death of one of the characters in the game.

Earlier today Ubisoft sent out an email containing the following:

Dear User,

Ubisoft takes privacy matters seriously. Recently we discovered some users' email addresses were gathered without following proper privacy guidelines and procedures. As a precaution, we are removing your email from our marketing database.

If you'd like to continue to receive updates and news on Watchdogs, update your Uplay account by clicking here.

If you would like more information on Ubisoft's stance regarding your privacy, you can check out our privacy policy here. We thank you for your interest in Watch Dogs and look forward to sharing more about the game in the future.

Best Regards,

The Ubisoft Team

It's good that they've given people the chance to opt out, but it seems I can't opt back in, as the link they supply doesn't appear to give any indication I have, even when I click on the register button. I'll update if this gets sorted out.

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