The Pokémon Go craze continues, with the game now officially available for Android
users in Canada, the UK and Germany. Today we'll take a moment to consider some legal aspects of the game, so that players can be better informed and haters can have something tangible to justify their hate.
Canadian lawyer, professor and digital rights expert Michael Geist
offers few choices, there are two notable exceptions that highlight how laws can make a difference. The policy distinguishes between U.S. and European users for commercial email, with U.S. users automatically registered for emails unless they take steps to opt-out, while European users provided with the stronger safeguard of an opt-in approach. Once the service formally launches in Canada, users will presumably be offered the higher standard of protection due to Canadian anti-spam laws.
Since I downloaded the game from APK Mirror
before it was officially available in Canada, I'm pretty sure that my download was subject to the U.S. email policy. But if I remember correctly, opting out was as easy as unticking a box on first boot.