⚠️ PSA to all Germans ⚠️
Starting tomorrow, Telekom and Telefonica will hand over your phone's movement data to the government and other authorities.
It is opt-out, not opt-in!
@koyu PSA to germans in english? ok 🤷♂️
@Myrrdin just so it gets boosted more frequently...it's a serious issue
@koyu glad that I'm using Vodafone…
@LunaDragofelis telefonica and therefore o2, they're both in the same network afaik
German cellular network ownership intricacies
@koyu You might be thinking of e-plus, who merged with Telefonica/O2 a few years ago, or Drillisch, who shares e-plus's network (and therefore now Telefonica). Vodafone is one of the three operators with their own network, the others being Tekekom and Telefonica (and formerly also e-plus).
@koyu ist das nur bei Telekom und Telefonica? Oder macht das Vodafone auch irgendwann?
@Lazol bin mir nicht 100%ig sicher. Das müsste man nochmal nachschauen.
good thing i'm using Vodafone, right? right??
@hirojin not sure
@koyu BTW at least in the Telefonica case this is nothing new, I actually disabled it before. (you see your status when you enter your number there)
@koyu die Telefonica Seite scheint auch für Blau zu funktionieren...
@koyu I've read through the Telefonica information and I'm concerned in its current state. The data is quite anonymized e.g. it is atomar so that you know how many women have been in the area and how many people of an age but you can't say how many women of that age were there. The data is also slightly changed randomly so you don't know exact times ages etc. BUT they want t o use it not just for group analysis but also for personalized marketing
☝🏽 Germany privacy politics PSA (urgent) via @koyu
@koyu It might be worth mentioning that the data is at least anonymized and they put quite some thought to how to do that effectively. Nevertheless, the collection of movement profiles really should be opt-in in the first place.
zur Vollständigkeit hier die Konversation von @ulrichkelber und der Telekom auf Twitter https://twitter.com/deutschetelekom/status/1241023856745340930?s=19
I was allowed to opt-out at both providers with the same number. Is that normal? Do they (I mean Telefonica and Telekom) allow/do cell tower sharing, or something like that (newbie to that)? If so, everybody who wants to opt-out, should opt-out for both! If it was implied with your toot, I didn't get that. Thank you very much for your post!
@eutektoid @koyu In that case you must have used both links in quick succession. Looks like the opt-in/opt-out state is shared. I entered two numbers using one link, then tried the same a couple of minutes later using the second link. Here I only managed to (re)register the first number--for the second I saw a message stating "You've already opted out".
@koyu I'm not a German and not even a EU resident, but how is this legal under the GDPR?
@grishka @koyu I guess it isn't but nobody cares 😢 The big companies all don't care about the GDPR because you can make very much money with selling the data and the risk that anyone takes action against it seems to be pretty low 😕 Just have a look at some of the big German websites.Not one of them is GDPR compliant: They *must* ask before embedding trackers with cookies but they actually load them before they ask and it makes no difference if you click ok or not.
@nipos @grishka @koyu Have a look at article 3 of the #GDPR: https://gdpr.eu/companies-outside-of-europe/
W.r.t. cookies: Some are necessary (and therefore allowed), some are not. And I sincerely doubt that "big German websites" (still) don't care, because they risk *hefty* fines. Check the respective privacy policies...
@koyu god the telefonica site is garbage on mobile
Cant get further then step 3 because it cuts off the part i have to tap to get to step 4 and opt out
Der Telekom Opt-Out betrifft ausdrücklich nur die Anonymisierung und Übermittlung der Daten an die Motionlogic GmbH.
@koyu any (english, if possible) source about that?
The site told me to click on "Abmelden" to opt out. There was no "Ambelden" to click on. I tried in two browsers and in desktop mode and had to re-verify my phone number every time. I still haven't found the Abmelden but they refuse to send me SMS for 24 hours now.
est-ce qu'on peut opt-out en france aussi ? je sais plus où j'ai lu que le gouvernement avait fait ça aussi
@koyu Does this help? Well, leave your phone at the desk, when going away.
@rick wenn man mein Leben als Quarantäne bezeichnen kann dann läuft bei mir was gewaltig falsch. Ich will halt nur nicht, dass die Telekom weiß, dass ich mich (auch wenn anonymisiert) bei meinem Psychologen aufgehalten habe. Das sind extremst vertrauliche Daten.
@koyu tanks for the heads up
@koyu please DON'T deactivate it folks! You're stupid if you're doing it. Hopefully it doesn't have any effect on tracking. Don't get me wrong - I'm very focussed on privacy - but not this time!
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