Thank you for contacting us with your questions regarding the GDPR and how it impacts your account with MyFitnessPal.
The General Data Protection Regulation, or GDPR, is a regulation focused on European Union residents’ privacy rights. One of its goals is to give consumers control over their Personal Data. The regulation went into effect on May 25th, 2018.
We believe the principles laid out in the GDPR will become the global standard. MyFitnessPal therefore has adopted high-level principles from the regulation, as well as other similar regional regulations, and is working to apply them globally throughout our consumer journey.
What does this mean for you? You may notice a couple of changes:
If you are a resident of the European Union or a country/region with similar laws, you will start to see these applications prompt you for consent related to activities that require the collection and processing of your Sensitive Personal Data—as well as the transfer of your Personal Data. The exact consent requests you are presented with will depend on your location and the application.
Read more on what data is considered Personal Data and/or Sensitive Personal Data here.
Read more on the GDPR and its key changes: https://www.eugdpr.org/key-changes.html
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