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La Liga Handed $280,000 GDPR Fine For 'Spying' On Fans Watching Pirated Streams


The phrase is meant to emphasize the live scores, highlights and news that the league delivers to user's smartphones, but it could also describe a less-advertised feature of the app.

AEPD, the Spanish data protection agency, has fined La Liga $280,000 (€250,000) for an alleged ‘spy’ mode that used a device’s microphone to see if the owner was watching a football match using technology similar to Shazam – a service that is able to identify music.

If the app detected a match was being watched, it also accessed location data to see whether the venue in question ...


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