Meta, YouTube face criminal spying complaints in Ireland::Tracking code and ad-block blocking breaks Euro computer law, privacy advocate claims

    021 days ago

    I won’t hold my breath on this one. Filing complaints does not mean they’ll necessarily be taken seriously:

    Privacy consultant Alexander Hanff, who has occasionally contributed to The Register, has challenged Meta’s collection of data without explicit consent under Ireland’s computer abuse law. He told The Register he’s also in the process of filing a similar criminal complaint against YouTube over its use of scripts to detect ad blocking extensions in people’s web browsers.

    I hope it’s taken seriously, but I don’t think we can say anything until it’s reached a court.