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THICK611 Posts: 592
5/29/18 8:48 P

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I had to take the app off my phone. It was constantly sending stuff to my phone every day. It actually got totally annoying.

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5/19/18 4:50 A

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GDPR has nothing to do with security in reality. It focus on ensuring you only collect the data that you need with the persons consent and that they understand how that data is used.
You have to know the data you have and where it is and have a legitimate reason. Consent from the customer is a reason though in European law not as strong as it is in the US. The app is no different to the website so really european users should be blocked from that too following the logic.
So as someone who deals with GDPR for their day job for a large Internet firm I am absolutely befuddled by.

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5/17/18 7:24 P

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Not a huge fan of the ap so very rarely use it - works better if I log in on my laptop!

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5/16/18 9:48 P

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The functionality of the web version on my iPhone leaves a whole lot to be desired. Perhaps focus can be placed on improving its functionality.

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5/16/18 2:49 P

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Then the real concern and question here is what state your privacy compliance is already in.

With everybody in Europe having to comply within the time frame, are things in such a state here you are not even close to complying? Thats a worrying conclusion that I will not be the only person to be coming to and being concerned about.

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5/16/18 12:09 P

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With a small team and the short amount of time between now and May 25, we have decided that we just don't have the resources to explore and cover all our bases before the deadline. We plan to revisit this situation as time allows and may allow use of the app in the EU in the future.

Thanks,

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5/16/18 9:42 A

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Is there a reason behind SP not being able/willing to take the steps required for this?
Are your security levels so low they won't be able to meet it?

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5/15/18 7:27 P

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Have you tried the mobile version of our site on your phone? That might work a little better:

www.mobile.sparkpeople.com

Good luck!

Coach Jen

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SOLAIRE7 Posts: 2
5/15/18 6:07 P

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The UK is leaving the EU march 2019 :) cant wait. I tried to use the website on my phone and its functionality isn't great :( I guess I will have to try a different app but I've been using Sparkpeople for years now and its great for maintaining my weight loss. I hope things change and I will be able to use your app again in the future.

I just want to say thanks to Sparkpeople for helping me to lose weight and keep it off.

Edited by: SOLAIRE7 at: 5/15/2018 (18:12)
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5/15/18 4:49 P

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The app is remaining, however for any EU members, it will no longer be an option as of that day in order for us to comply with the new rules being put in place by the EU called GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation). Unfortunately, it's something that is out of our control.

Coach Jen


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SOLAIRE7 Posts: 2
5/15/18 4:29 P

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Has anyone else had the message on their Sparkpeople app that its ending on the 25th May?

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