Minecraft and Data Protection
What is GDPR?
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a comprehensive privacy law that provides individuals residing in the European Union (EU) and European Economic Area (EAA) greater control over their “personal data” and requires organizations to maintain appropriate security of personal data. GDPR is an important step forward for clarifying and enabling individual privacy rights.
I have a Microsoft account. Is that the same as a Mojang account?
No, these are separate accounts. Prior to December 2020, players used a Mojang account to play Minecraft Java Edition. Since then, all new Minecraft Java Edition players were required to buy and play with a Microsoft account. We have also been steadily migrating players to Microsoft accounts since then and Mojang accounts will be deprecated in the future. At that point, a Microsoft account will be required to play all versions of Minecraft.
Mojang does not collect telemetry when playing with a Mojang account.
How can I access my data?
For players on a Microsoft account for all Minecraft game titles, you can access and control your data via the Microsoft Privacy Dashboard.
For Minecraft Java Edition Players on a Mojang account, you can request a copy of your data or to have your data deleted by submitting a request to Mojang support (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Click here to learn more about Microsoft’s privacy practices.