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Tech & Science data protectors Max Schems: Google tracks illegally Android user

20:10  07 april  2021
20:10  07 april  2021 Source:   t3n.de

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Facebook Fright Max Schrems lays down with Google. In France, he filed a complaint that Google massive injuries of DSGVO praises - namely a tracking by promotional ID.

Datenschutzaktivist Max Schrems. © europe-v-facebook.org Privacy activist Max Schreems.

The Austrian privacy activist Max Schrems has filed a complaint against Google with his Data Protection Association Noyb in France, which claims that the US tech giant is illegally tracking the use of Android smartphones without the consent of their users. He reprimands his reproach on the unambiguous advertising ID, which carries each Android smartphone.

Improvement: Google's promotional ID allows tracking without approval

These IDs allow Google and its advertisers to track the surfing behavior of the Android users to address them with matching advertising. Apple has a very similar technology with the identifier for advertisers (IDFA).

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In the complaint submitted on Wednesday at the French Data Protection Authority, Schrems proposes the Tech Giant to carry out "illegal operations" when creating and storing the advertising ID, which violate EU data protection laws. He probably sees in particular the requirement of prior approval.

Schrems requests the data protects to initiate an investigation against Google. The Should Google's tracking practices open and ultimately force the company to behave DSGVO compliant. In addition, Schrems demands the imposition of sensitive fines in the event that the authority finds evidence of misconduct.

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"Through these hidden identifiers on your phone, Google and third users can pursue without their consent," says Schrems' Privacy Lawyer Stefano Rossetti to consider the Financial Times and supplements: "It is, As if one had a powder on his hands leaving a trace of everything that makes on the phone - from the question of whether one wiped to the right or left, to the song that you belong to. "

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Google has not queried the allegations so far. That the concerns Schrems is not substance without substance, Apple just impressively proves that they want to make the use of the advertising ID in the coming IOS update.

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This would have the possibility of deciding whether to use the promotional ID, which will continue to be used by the concrete app. There are widely assumed that users will not be granted this consent. After all, they have neither pre- or disadvantages of a rejection.

Facebook and others are thereby damaged in their business activities. The social media giant should want by antitrust action against Apple procedure to avert the measure.

Against Apple , Schrems has loaded data protection complaint for the same reasons. The case is currently being examined by the Austrian and Spanish Data Protection Authorities. Apple rejects the allegations as "factually inappropriate".

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In Austria, Schrems has inserted a separate complaint against Google. It is quite targeted that users can not delete the identifier from their Android devices.

The French authorities chose Schreems with consideration. Thus, the French legal system is particularly well suited to process complaints under the European EPRIVACY Directive. In any case, let people relate from the complainant's environment.

The mainly leading authority in Ireland in the question of European data protection regulation has undertaken abroad with the external intention. The is under pressure since you have made a series of member states, including Germany, a sluggish enforcement of applicable rules.

Max Schrems is an extremely disputable data protector

Max Schrems belongs with the Data Protection Association with the Data Protection Association he founded to one of the ragmost advocates of data protection. In the summer of 2020, he had tilted with his action before the European Court of Justice the so-called Privacy-Shield, ie the EU US Privacy Agreement.

The Court confirmed Schrems' view that the Agreement does not correspond to European data protection law because US authorities such as the NSA and the FBI could access European users without having to do anything about it.

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