LaLiga Is Listening

Image: Brian Ach/Getty Images for LaLiga

The Spanish soccer league LaLiga has been fined €250,000 for breah of data privacy laws after they used their scores app to covertly listen for soccer matches being illegally streamed in bars using the phone's microphone and GPS location. The app was downloaded more than 10 millions times and did include a clause in the terms and conditions that user would consent to allowing their phone to be used to detect fradulent behaviour like pirated soccer games. The Spanish data protection agency judged that this wasn't made clear enough to users and has ordered a takedown of the app.


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