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#adtech2/ For context, see our work that led to this historic decision:
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#GDPR2/ 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
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…#privacy2. 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.