MINECRAFT PC/JAVA GDPR FAQs
What is GDPR?
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a comprehensive new privacy law that gives residents of the European Union (EU) 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.
How are Mojang and Microsoft complying with GDPR?
We are committed to making sure that our products and services comply with GDPR. We’ve made significant investments to redesign our tools, systems and processes to meet the requirements of GDPR. Today, GDPR compliance is deeply ingrained in our culture and embedded in the processes and practices that are at the heart of how we build and deliver products and services. Learn more at microsoft.com/privacy.
I have a Microsoft account. Is that the same as a Mojang account?
No, these are separate accounts. You need to have a Mojang account to play the PC/Java version of Minecraft on Minecraft.net. You need a Microsoft account to play Minecraft through Xbox. For information about privacy related to your Mojang account, please go to account.mojang.com.
In the Minecraft application, it looks like Mojang is collecting telemetry data from me. Is that true?
The data collection in the Minecraft application and the Minecraft launcher has been turned off and no telemetry data is stored by Mojang. However, the Minecraft application still allows you to see your current stats from within the application.
How can I access my data?
What can I expect with my data on Minecraft after May 25, 2018?
If Mojang collects data from you, you can view that data on the Mojang account page, which will enable you to view and submit data edit or deletion requests to Mojang support (firstname.lastname@example.org). You will also be able to submit a deletion request through your account page.
I do not have a Mojang account yet. What can I expect?
If you are a new Minecraft PC/Java user and you sign up for a Mojang account, you will be required to confirm you meet the age eligibility requirements in the sign-up process in addition to providing consent for your personal data. If you are under the age of consent for your location, you will be redirected to get parental consent.