GDPR complaints say Amazon, Spotify, and other streaming companies are breaking EU law


series of complaints brought under Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), filed by an Austrian privacy activist, accuse eight major streaming companies of failing to comply with European Union law.

GDPR, which went into effect last year, created a set of strict privacy rules around when data can be gathered and shared. Already, tech giants like Google and Facebook have faced questions about whether some of their practices align with the law.

But the companies, noyb argues in its complaints, failed the test. SoundCloud and UK sports streaming service DAZN failed to provide the data, while six other companies did not provide adequate data under the law, noyb says. In most cases, the complaints argue, the companies failed to provide relevant background information meant to help consumers understand how their data is used, even though that information is required.

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