Privacy Activists Filed Complaints to Major Streaming Companies

(The Verge, 18/01/2019) reports:

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. […]

The latest challenges have been filed by the privacy group noyb, led by activist Max Schrems.

As a test, noyb says it asked eight major streaming media providers, including YouTube, Netflix, Spotify, Apple, and Amazon, to provide consumer data.

But the companies, noyb argues in its complaints, failed the test. […]

The complaints were filed with the Austrian Data Protection Authority, and they will likely be sharply defended by the tech companies. […]

“Many services set up automated systems to respond to access requests, but they often don’t even remotely provide the data that every user has a right to,” Schrems said […]