The organizer of the Spanish top football division La Liga was fined with $250 000 because of breach of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) rules.
The reason for that sanction was the La Liga practice potentially to use its mobile app to spy whether bars and restaurants show football matches without paying license fees. According to the information, this could be done through phones microphones.
The Spanish Data Protection Agency considered this as breaching of the GDPR.
According to La Liga, this decision was wrong and unfair because the Agency failed to understand the mobile app technology and how it works.