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6/22/18 9:27 A

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Sorry, not yet.

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6/22/18 9:09 A

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Nothing right now. There’s a major update on SP that should come by the end of August, maybe they will have time to fulfill all the requirements needed or maybe it’s not part of the update.
I’m actually glad it stopped working, it has maked me way more active on the site all together 😁
Have you tried the mobile sp for quick adds on food ?

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6/22/18 8:09 A

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Hi! Any news, with respect the app functioning in Europe?
Thanks in advance

SP_COACH_DENISE's Photo SP_COACH_DENISE Posts: 43,037
5/16/18 5:25 P

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I've heard that it's much more complicated than that, but I haven't fully read up on it. I just know the facts on our side of things and for the time being, we don't have the resources or time to have the app set to their requirements before we could be penalized for not following the new rules by the deadline.

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5/16/18 5:23 P

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I wish it was that easy......

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5/16/18 5:16 P

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I can't see this as you have all our permissions to store our data.

You only have to say how and who keeps the data, if asked to remove it by someone you have to.

Can't see the problem for the USA


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ANNEBOO's Photo ANNEBOO Posts: 2,896
5/16/18 3:34 P

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Here’s the crazy thing....as a company we have to keep everything sealed and locked when it comes to personal information...so phone number and social security numbers are affected...BUT here’s the crazy thing, if I know your name I can search you and get your address, how big your house is, who you live with and if it’s in an apartment complex it will tell me that’s its “the second door on the left” but won’t give me the phone number 😂😂😂

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SP_COACH_DENISE's Photo SP_COACH_DENISE Posts: 43,037
5/16/18 2:52 P

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There's so much to it and we have limited resources, but hopefully over time we can make the necessary adjustments and bring it back up for EU members (or maybe they realize that those rules aren't necessary and don't require all that stuff).

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5/16/18 2:33 P

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On my mobile setting, if I click on the 3 bars next to SparkPeople logo then I get the menu that takes me straight to the full site, and then I choose log food to get back to the mobile function. So I’m good, just need to get used to it 😊👍🏼
And hope you guys can do whatever updates to accommodate this stupid GDPR crap 😂😂😂

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SP_COACH_DENISE's Photo SP_COACH_DENISE Posts: 43,037
5/16/18 2:07 P

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You can also request the desktop site in your mobile device's browser and you would have access to the full site, but you will likely need to zoom into the areas that you need. There is usually a setting within your browser that you can check after you have gone to the website (in Chrome on my Android device, I can go to sparkpeople.com and it defaults to the mobile site, but then I tap on the 3 dots in the upper right corner and tap the box for Desktop Site and it refreshes the page and gives me the full site).

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5/16/18 1:38 P

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My “favorites” are working good. I agree it does suck to not have groupings or Recipes. I guess it’s a process to change.
I hope it doesn’t make me miss logging food when I’m out

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5/16/18 12:57 P

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Have put the mobile site on my phone desktop and tried to track some food and it is RUBBISH!
You can't pick anything from recipes or groupings; can't search in my Favourites as it defaults to the general search. Not impressed.



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5/16/18 6:28 A

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The stupidest regulation ever made, really... The EU thinks we are all snotty babies who need protecting from the booboo monster. Can't I really decide if I give a shoot about my data? Can't I just choose who I make it available to? Because really, I think I'm on SparkPeople since forever, actually since June 22nd, 2010 at 5:17 PM and I CHOOSE to be here and use the app and everything. Now I'll just have to use the website, hoping that the features I was used to will not be blocked based on my IP (and try and find a workaround this stupid thing by using a proxy with an US IP, doable, just bothersome!). This is really soooo annoying. #yuckgdpr



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5/15/18 5:35 P

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Me too!!!
I just got back on SP a month ago and really got used to being able to quick and easy logging. I do all the reading articles and other stuff on my iPad so that part didn’t bother me. Now I saved the mobileSP to my favorites so it’s the first one popping up😊 and just as easy to use since all I need it for is water and food logging

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SP_COACH_DENISE's Photo SP_COACH_DENISE Posts: 43,037
5/15/18 5:27 P

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Great! I'm glad that will work well enough for you!

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5/15/18 5:22 P

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Just found the mobile.sparkpeople and that way is just as easy to add my food so I’ll be good 😁💯
Everything else I do on the site 😁😁

Edited by: ANNEBOO at: 5/15/2018 (17:24)
Annie
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ANNEBOO's Photo ANNEBOO Posts: 2,896
5/15/18 5:16 P

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It is a crazy complex law, but I never thought it would affect the SP app since no personal data as social security number or phone numbers are involved.

The app makes it so easy to add my food throughout the day vs using the site but I guess I have to get used to it.......

Annie
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SW = 254,4
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SP_COACH_DENISE's Photo SP_COACH_DENISE Posts: 43,037
5/15/18 4:57 P

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Sorry, there is not anything we can do at this point to allow EU members keep the app. There are some very strict rules being rolled out and that is what we have to do to comply with those.

Sorry I don't have a better answer for you!

Coach Denise

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LUANN_IN_PA Posts: 28,215
5/15/18 4:35 P

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Coach Denise wrote on another thread:
"The app is remaining, however for any EU members, that will not 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)."

You can still access everything via the website.

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5/15/18 3:26 P

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Has anyone else who lives in Europe gotten the message that the SP app stops working on may 25 when that new GDPR laws goes in effect?
Is there anything that admin or I can do to keep it?

Annie
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SW = 254,4
1:st Milestone = 218 YEAH !
Next goal 5% = 207.2

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