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EA GDPR request reveals FIFA player spent £12,000 in two years

One of the first high profile GDPR retrieval cases has been revealed, with one FIFA player requesting EA for personal data held by the company and more importantly, his spending habits.

The result was pages of data given to him by EA which revealed that over the course of a two year period, the player’s Ultimate Team spending totalled $16,154 which is just over £12,000 – according to a detailed report by Eurogamer.

The General Data Protection Regulation is now in affect which allows individuals in Europe to request personal information that a company has stored on their database.

It’s not the first time that we have seen excessive spending on FIFA Points for Ultimate Team packs due to the highly addictive nature of the game mode, but it could be one of the first cases of GDPR kicking into affect to putting it in the public domain.

In some countries there is still a dark cloud on whether loot boxes and micro-transactions are considered gambling or not, so let us know what you think about this case and if you admit to having an unhealthy appetite to similar games that offer micro-transactions at free will.

Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

Contact Alan Ng: alan@product-reviews.net

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