Jun 122019
 June 12, 2019  Posted by  Breaches, Featured News, Non-U.S.

Telecompaper reports:

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. One of the app’s requested permissions is for access to user microphones and geopositioning “to detect fraud in the consumption of football in unauthorised public establishments”.

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