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Clubhouse app raises German privacy concerns; watchdog too overwhelmed to start probe

By Cynthia Kroet
  • 21 Jan 2021 08:39
  • 03 Feb 2021 04:45

Clubhouse, a US mobile app that offers live, interactive podcasting, has sparked privacy concerns after a rise in popularity in Germany. However, the Hamburg-data protection authority, which has been at the forefront of other probes into tech companies around the country, says it is too understaffed to start an investigation.

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Cynthia Kroet

Senior Correspondent

Cynthia covers technology and telecom for MLex in Brussels. She previously reported on EU politics and transport policy, as well as Dutch and Belgian politics at newspaper European Voice and publication Politico in Brussels. Prior to that Cynthia worked as a TV and radio producer and multimedia journalist in the Netherlands and UK. Cynthia has degrees in European Studies and Journalism from The Hague University and Leiden University.

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