Spain to track citizen locations for days, without consent, in the name of monitoring “population movements”

Spain to track citizen locations for days, without consent, in the name of monitoring “population movements”

Get Brave For Free Spain is about to run an experiment, tracking its citizens' every move in the real world for several days by using location data transmitted by their mobile phones.

Mass cellphone surveillance experiment in Spain

Mass cellphone surveillance experiment in Spain

This is just a first warning for Spanish citizens: if there is no strong backlash, the next experiment will maybe work with some personal identifiable data, "just to improve the accuracy of results".

La Liga fined €250,000 for using its mobile app to eavesdrop on fans

La Liga fined €250,000 for using its mobile app to eavesdrop on fans

Spain's AEPD data protection agency has concluded that La Liga broke data protection and privacy rules because it didn't explicitly alert users that their microphones would be used by the app for data collection purposes.

European Court Adviser Says Right to be Forgotten Need Not Be Applied Worldwide

European Court Adviser Says Right to be Forgotten Need Not Be Applied Worldwide

Spain that Europeans have a right, in some circumstances, to remove links to their personal data posted online by Google. EPIC has supported the CNIL's approach instead, contending "the right to privacy is global." The European Court of Justice will now decide whether to adopt the opinion from the Advocate General.

Google's Article 13 link tax threat has put publishers on red alert

Google's Article 13 link tax threat has put publishers on red alert

Julia Reda, an MEP who leads the opposition to the directive within the European Parliament says it's unlikely we'll see such an extreme version of the link tax as in Spain, where Google was required to pay publishers even if they didn't ask to be paid.