I ride my bike every morning. Especially during the lockdowns it’s important to stay healthy.
To see my progress, I am using the Samsung Health app.
Not a very smart move if you don’t want your data to be sold, I know, but yeah.
It works. Until today.
When I saw this, I was already thinking “Oh no”. But it got worse after tapping continue:
I of course clicked deny, but then you cannot use the app anymore:
Tapping continue just shows this pop up again.
So this app cannot be used anymore, unless I let Samsung Health “make and manage phone calls”.
I think it’s very funny and sad at the same time that Americans tend to forget that here in Europe we actually got some decent privacy laws that aim to protect European citizens from this kind of malicious behaviour.
My questions is: is this allowed or not?
Does the GDPR allow the processing of such data (including phone numbers) while it’s not necessary for keeping track of my workouts. (Or at least, it wasn’t necessary before).
Or will this issue be addressed in the ePrivacy Regulation?