LaLiga fined for tracking fans to bars televising games without a license

Spain’s data protection agency has fined the country’s soccer league, LaLiga, €250,000 (about $280,000) for allegedly violating EU data privacy and transparency laws. The app, which is used for keeping track of games and stats, was using the phone’s microphone and GPS to track bars illegally streaming soccer games, Spanish newspaper El País reported. Using a Shazam-like technology, the app would record audio to identify soccer games, and use the geolocation of the phone to locate which bars were streaming without licenses. El Diario reports that fans have downloaded that app more than 10 million times, essentially turning them into undercover narcs. The league claims that the app asks for permission to access the phone’s microphone and... Continue reading…

LaLiga fined for tracking fans to bars televising games without a license

According to Spanish news outlet El Diario, LaLiga released an app that allowed users to track soccer games and stats. The program has been downloaded by fans more than 10 million times. What ...

Wed 12 Jun 19 from Techspot

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La Liga fined €250k for using its app to catch illegal soccer streams

Spanish soccer league La Liga has been fined for inappropriately using its app to catch illegal streaming. The Spanish data protection agency charged La Liga with a fine of 250 thousand ...

Tue 11 Jun 19 from Engadget

La Liga app spied on users to catch illegal streamers

La Liga has been fined by Spain's data protection agency after it used its smartphone app to spy on bars showing football matches without a license.

Thu 13 Jun 19 from Techradar

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