🇺🇦Finn Lützow-Holm Myrstad Profile picture
Digital policy @Forbrukerradet. Co-chair of @TACD_Consumers Digital Cmt. Privacy, InfoSec, Telecoms, Competition & Energy. @TEDtalks @LSEalumni @hultalumni
May 31, 2022 31 tweets 26 min read
⚠️Today we are publishing a report on how the gaming industry exploits consumers using lootboxes

20 organizations in 18 European countries are joining us and call for better regulation of video games. 🎮


#lootbox #gaming #darkpatterns #deceptivedesign We have identified many problematic practices in an industry that is larger than Hollywood, and expected to grow massively in the years to come.

We need make gaming a safer & better experience for everyone.

Issues outlined below🧵
#lootboxes #lootbox #gaming Text: Dangers in gaming. Th...
Jul 7, 2021 11 tweets 9 min read
A coalition of 14 companies is supporting our call to action on surveillance advertising! With companies such as @DuckDuckGo, @Vivaldibrowser, @Fastmail and many others: See more below: vivaldi.com/blog/letter-ba… #BanSurveillanceAdvertising 🧵 2. Your browser is your is key to internet experience. It also one of your keys to your privacy. @vivaldibrowser is a leading browser in this field, and they support #BanSurveillanceAdvertising
Jan 26, 2021 14 tweets 9 min read

Dating app @Grindr will be fined €10 million, 10% of global turnover for sharing personal data with commercial third parties in breach of the #GDPR, as a result of our legal complaint & report. forbrukerradet.no/news-in-englis… #privacy #adtech 2/ For context, see our work that led to this historic decision:
Oct 30, 2020 18 tweets 14 min read
1/ [thread] Just presented with Tor E Bjørnstad, from security firm mnemonic, at Sikkerhetssymposiet today. We talked about our work on #adtech and the out of control data collection & sharing event.dnd.no/siksymp/progra… #privacy #GDPR Image 2/ Tried to explain how tracking happens on our phone via our apps, with unique identifiers (such as Google ID) being passed on with other personal information to a wide range of actors. Details in our report is available here: forbrukerradet.no/out-of-control/ #adtech #privacy Image
Jan 14, 2020 17 tweets 13 min read
1. [thread] We are filing legal complaints against six companies based on our research, revealing systematic breaches to privacy, by shadowy #OutOfControl #adtech companies gathering & sharing heaps of personal data. forbrukerradet.no/out-of-control… #privacy 2. We observed how ten apps transmitted user data to at least 135 different third parties involved in advertising and/or behavioural profiling, exposing (yet again) a vast network of companies monetizing user data and using it for their own purposes. Technical testing conducted by cyber security firm, mnemonic. Technical report available here: https://fil.forbrukerradet.no/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/mnemonic-technical-report-out-of-control-v1.0.pdf