La Liga fined £225k after failing to inform app users of permissions

The Spanish football league La Liga is headed by Javier Tebas

The app was developed to combat piracy, according to the league.

La Liga have said it will no longer be used from the end of this season [June 30] as originally planned but added they will "continue to test and implement new technologies to improve the experience of fans around the world, and at the same time, help combat the very serious scourge of piracy".

The spend of a Shazam-fancy expertise, the app would file audio to name soccer video games, and spend the geolocation of the cellular phone to stumble on which bars had been streaming without licenses. It also confirmed that it will appeal the AEPD's ruling.

Facepalm: LaLiga has been fined €250,000 ($280,000) by La Agencia Española de Protección de Datos (AEPD) for violating the European Union's data privacy laws.

The app has been downloaded over 10 million times.

If it sounded as though they were in a boozer while glued to a TV, say, the user's location would be used by the software's overlords to verify the punter was in an establishment that had all the right paperwork and subscriptions for showing the game in a commercial setting.

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The soccer league responded by telling fans that the app's snooping elements were created to combat piracy.

"These fraudulent activities represent an estimated loss of €150 million annually for Spanish football, which translates into direct damage for clubs, operators and fans, among others", La Liga said.

'La Liga disagrees profoundly with this decision, rejects the penalty imposed as unjust, unfounded and disproportionate and considers that the AEPD has not made the necessary efforts to understand how the technology works, ' the statement read.

La Liga plans to challenge the decision, insisting it has followed all existing regulations.

La Liga also said it will not be applying the data protection agency's recommendations.

The Spanish Agency for Data Protection (AEPD) found La Liga's app to violate GDPR rules.

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