We’ve reached out to inform our community about some policy changes regarding data protection on the Developer Portal. Blizzard will be giving its players greater control of their data. These changes will directly affect how our developers interact with the content found on our Developer Portal. What does that mean for you?
- You will need to start refreshing player data no less frequently than every 30 days, as it could belong to a user who has asked for their data to be made private or erased.
- In the information you provide to us about your client(s), there will be new required fields that you must complete per client:
Intent of use – What type of content will you be creating with the data you receive from us? What do you intend to do with it? For example: leaderboard website, guild spreadsheet, etc.
URL – Link to the location of the final product; Where can we find your epic content?
The process to bring all of Blizzard’s consumers of data into compliance begins October 1st , 2019. We will begin to enforce the data protection policy on January 2nd, 2020. If you haven’t taken all the steps to become compliant, you will receive an error when you attempt to call a Blizzard API endpoint.
There are additional updates to certain World of Warcraft endpoints that will be coming soon as well. Please check out this thread for more information.
Happy coding, developers!