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Nintendo highlights security following PlayStation Network hack

Seeks to gather Club Nintendo user data under terms of new privacy policy

In the wake of the PlayStation Network hack that has dominated gaming news for the past two weeks, Nintendo is asking Club Nintendo members for permission to gather personal data as part of a new privacy policy.

According to MCV, those who don't agree to the new terms by May 31 will have their membership with the customer loyalty program cancelled.

"At Nintendo we respect the privacy rights of our online visitors and we recognise the importance of protecting your personal details," an email from the platform holder reads.


"To allow us to implement additional features on our website, to improve our products and to adapt them to our users' needs and preferences, we need your permission to gather information about your online activities on our website and with Nintendo products.

"We look forward to seeing you again on our website soon, and hope you will enjoy the new generation in video gaming together with us."

Earlier this week, Nintendo announced a long-rumoured Wii price cut and dated its E3 briefing, which it'll use to provide fresh details about its successor to the home console.