Apple, YouTube and Netflix accused of breaking EU privacy laws

Apple, YouTube and Netflix accused of breaking EU privacy laws

A cohort of technology companies including Apple, Netflix, YouTube, and Amazon have been accused of breaching European privacy laws in an official complaint.

Ten separate complaints filed to the Austrian Data Protection authority by privacy group Not Your Business claim that these companies’ streaming services were not complying with the GDPR. The group is led by Max Schrems, a campaigner who has spent years pursuing companies including Facebook in European courts.

Amazon Prime, Apple Music, Netflix, SoundCloud, Spotify, YouTube, UK sports streaming service DAZN and Austrian television streaming service Flimmit were accused of breaches. 

The group claimed that these companies’ automated services,…

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