Functionality without tracking: breaking down tracking walls

Functionality without tracking: breaking down tracking walls

The ability to use basic functionality of smart devices is often subject to the user's consent to the tracking of their behaviour (by third parties) for purposes that are not necessary for providing the functionality requested. This leaves owners of smart devices without any meaningful choice: if they don't consent to such tracking and data sharing with third parties, they cannot use the device they just bought or only a very limited subset of its functions. This practice should be challenged.


This is a very important issue. The take it or leave it business model is harmful for consumer choice. We will definetively look into services where we also assess whether there is meaningful choices/options, and whether the default settings are privacy friendly.

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