Gamers collective will help you sue console makers if they mess with your personal data
We love playing console games and generally using software. After all, who the hell doesn’t? But we’re spending less time having fun and more time carefully reading 6,933-page user agreements every time they’re updated.
A worrying trend is that more and more EULAs are riddled with clauses that prohibit users from taking part in class action suits if they handle your data in a negligent and crappy fashion, as some of them have in recent times.
The little-known workaround is that you can normally opt-out of these clauses by sending a letter. It would be much easier to just tick a box or send an email but no, you have to send a letter. Which you probably won’t bother to do. Which is probably the point.
Thanks to a collective of gamers called Gamers Opt Out, those opt-out letters can be written and sent for you – they’ll do it all on your behalf at no cost to you. If you like what they do, you can donate to them but they’re happy to do it for free.