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New Steam account data pages let you track login attempts

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Steam’s account data disclosures just got a bit more extensive, with three new pages detailing some particular bits of your account data. Two of them are likely to be quite useful in regards to account security, but they all represent a welcome way to keep abreast of what info Steam is storing about you.

You can check out your recent login history - though “recent” is getting stretched here. The data goes back over a year, telling you login and logout dates and times, and the country, state, and city of access. You can also check out Steam logins coming via third-party sites, as well as all your recently-viewed broadcasts. (You’re totally watching those Steam streams, right?)

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All those options and plenty more can be reached via the Steam account data page. Most of these options have been added in the wake of GDPR implementation. You may have seen links recently going around to the external funds used page, which gives you an instant way to track exactly how much money you’ve put into Steam over the years - look at that one for a way to sober up during the next summer sale.

This data surfacing is certainly welcome, and Valve has been quietly expanding what it’s willing to surface. Though it would certainly be nice if we didn’t have to watch SteamDB to find out when there’s an update, being able to get the data at all is a welcome change.

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chronium avatarDustin Bailey avatar
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3 Weeks ago

Now they just need to move that data tracking section into the account details section in the steam client so that you don't have to search for that info.

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2 Weeks ago

You actually can reach that info through the client, though it's a bit buried. Help > Steam Support > My Account > Data Related to Your Steam Account.

It's there, but could definitely be surfaced more clearly.

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