@jdiderik opened this Issue on December 23rd 2020

I love Matomo and how it complies to GDPR for my visitors....

BUT: why would you track my server ip, url and installation details during your Version checking?

in /plugins/CoreUpdater/ReleaseChannel.php you add these params:

'piwik_version'   => Version::VERSION,
'php_version'     => PHP_VERSION,
'mysql_version'   => Db::get()->getServerVersion(),
'release_channel' => $this->getId(),
'url'             => Url::getCurrentUrlWithoutQueryString(),
'trigger'         => Common::getRequestVar('module', '', 'string'),
'timezone'        => API::getInstance()->getDefaultTimezone()

Now I get why you would like to track that info to get to know your user-base... I would like to know more about my visitors too, but I just cannot do that without their consent.

In my humble opinion, it would be better to have the options (apart from maybe piwik_version) optional and only added when the installer asks for consent and the admin/installer/maintainer agrees.

@mattab commented on December 23rd 2020 Member

Thanks for creating the issue. So far you can disable this tracking by disabling automatic update checks: configure the setting enable_auto_update = 0 within the [General] section of your config/config.ini.php file.

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