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Daily Dashboard | Belgian MEP requests European Commission investigate 'Pokemon Go' Related reading: Austrian DPA’s Google Analytics decision could have 'far-reaching implications'



Politico reports a Belgian MEP is filing an inquiry request with the European Commission over "Pokemon Go." Marc Tarabella is asking the European Commission to investigate the popular app in order to examine the game’s privacy practices and to warn EU citizens of the app’s privacy dangers. Tarabella said "Pokemon Go" violates the General Data Protection Regulation, and with the app storing cookies and trackers on users’ smartphones, it may also violate the EU’s ePrivacy Directive. “In their eyes, tracking personal data of people is clearly considered a game and a source of research or revenue,” Tarabella said. “In Europe, the protection of privacy remains a fundamental right. We have to react, warn and strongly condemn these massive scams.”
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