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La Liga fined EUR 250,000 for using smartphone microphones to detect illegal feeds

Tuesday 11 June 2019 | 15:41 CET | News
Spain's football league (La Liga) has been fined a total of EUR 250,000 by the country's data protection agency (AEPD) for using a mobile app to remotely activate smartphone microphones, reports local daily El Diario. The league last year admitted that its highly popular official app, which is used by 4 million people in Spain to check incoming results live, can monitor user location and activate microphones to identify whether smartphone owners are watching a game at a public venue via an illegal feed.

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Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: La Liga
Countries: Spain
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