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Balancing the Scales: Enabling Player Safety Without Compromising Privacy (Presented by Community Clubhouse)

Terry Chen  (COO, Modulate)

Paul Nunn  (GM Kids Web Services, Epic Games)

Lewis Ward  (Research Director, Gaming and AR/VR, IDC)

Tess Lynch  (Privacy & IP Associate, Premack Rogers P.C.)

Mike Pappas  (CEO & Co-Founder, Modulate)

Joe Newman  (Product, Privacy and Legal)

Location: Room 2022, West Hall

Date: Tuesday, March 19

Time: 4:10 pm - 5:10 pm

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Core Pass, Summits Pass, Expo Pass, Audio Pass, Indie Games Summit Pass - Get your pass now!

Topic: Design

Format: Sponsor Developer Summit

Vault Recording: Video

Audience Level: Intermediate

Community Clubhouse

Delve into the nuanced tension between the imperative of safeguarding user experiences and the equally crucial need to protect user privacy, and how this tension is informed and altered by recent and upcoming online safety regulations. This in-depth conversation covers a variety of pressing topics, from the ethical considerations surrounding data collection for content moderation to the specific challenges posed by minors and Personally Identifiable Information (PII). Furthermore, the panel addresses legal obligations, including what actions are requisite under the duty of care to users—a duty that varies significantly across jurisdictions. The panel will also examine upcoming regulations that game studios need to be prepared for. This session is especially relevant for developers and platform owners seeking to navigate these murky waters, providing insights into crafting safer online spaces without crossing the boundary into surveillance.


Attendees will gain expert insights on aligning user safety protocols with privacy standards, understanding global duty of care variations, and anticipating regulatory changes. They'll come away with concrete strategies for responsibly collecting and using data in content moderation, particularly around sensitive areas like minor protection and PII management.

Intended Audience

This panel is aimed at game producers, developers, community managers, and legal professionals navigating user safety and privacy. Prior knowledge of regulations surrounding online safety, data privacy, and content moderation is beneficial but not required, making it suitable for both seasoned professionals and those new to these focus areas.

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