La Liga fined for spying on app users to find illegal streams
12 June 2019
The Spanish Data Protection Agency has fined La Liga for illegally using geolocation and microphones in its app to find illegal streams.
La Liga admits it has used the technology but denies wrongdoing as users accept the app will use their microphone.
Be careful where you put your phone. Someone might be listening trough your microphone without your knowledge - and in this case, the one listening is La Liga.
The Spanish league has been fined €250,000 by the Spanish Data Protection Agency in a spectacular case for violating several EU laws on transparency and data privacy, according to Spanish media outlet El Pais.
La Liga has used its popular app, downloaded by more than four million in Spain, to find bars illegally broadcasting games by tapping into users’ location data and microphones.