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La Liga admits app spies on fans to detect illegal feeds

Tuesday 12 June 2018 | 10:46 CET | News
Spain's football league (La Liga) has admitted that its mobile app monitors user location and can even remotely activate microphones to identify whether smartphone owners are watching a game at a public venue via an illegal feed. The terms and conditions of the La Liga app, which has been downloaded over 10 million times, came to light following the recent entry into force of the EU's GDPR. One of the requested permissions is for access touser microphones and geopositioning "to detect fraud in the consumption of football in unauthorised public establishments".

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