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Privacy Breach: Why LaLiga Was Fined For Its Audio-Collecting App

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Tuesday, 21 June 2022 By Ceyhun Pehlivan

The Spanish High Court, Audiencia Nacional, has upheld the €250,000 fine imposed on La Liga by the Spanish data protection authority (AEPD). The fine was for failing to provide users with clear and transparent information about the fact that its App accessed the microphone on their phones.

This article examines the decision and provides key takeaways for rights holders and broadcasters for compliance with data protection laws.

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Ceyhun Pehlivan

Ceyhun Pehlivan

Ceyhun co-leads the Telecommunications, Media and Technology and IP practice group in the Madrid office of Linklaters LLP. He has extensive experience in counselling both domestic and international clients on technology issues, data protection and cyber matters, licensing, outsourcing contracts.

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