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Spotify under investigation for GDPR violations

The Swedish Data Inspection Authority are looking into how the service processes data access requests...

Spotify alleged to have violated GDPR guidelines
Spotify alleged to have violated GDPR guidelines

Spotify is under investigation for GDPR violations by Swedish authorities.

The streaming giant, which reported a loss of $159 million for the first quarter of 2019, is being looked into by the Swedish Data Investigation Authority, around the subject of consumer's rights to data access. The investigation is justified because of the GDPR's right to access rule, which reinforces users' legal case around platforms disclosing user data.

The three areas the Authority are investigating are: what information is granted to customers: which information is copied by the company: and how the information is processed after its compiled.

Spotify follow Youtube, Soundcloud, Netflix, Amazon and Apple Music in being accused of GDPR violations since the EU law was implemented last spring.

Read our feature on the impact of Spotify's new upload service for artists and labels here.

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