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Czech data protection authority investigates Avast

Thursday 13 February 2020 | 09:54 CET | News
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The Czech data protection authority announced an investigation into Czech Republic-based antivirus company Avast, which is suspected of collecting the browsing history of over 100 million users and then selling products based on that data to a large number of different companies including Google, Microsoft, and Home Depot. Avast sold data on the activities of anti-virus users through its 'Jumpshot division'. At present, the authority is collecting information on the whole case. It said it suspects the company breached the protection of users' personal data.

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Categories: Internet / IT
Companies: Avast / Google / Microsoft
Countries: Czech Republic / World
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