The OCU and other European consumer organizations are clear: Netflix is affecting the right to privacy and security of users.
A few months ago, Netflix prohibited Spanish users from sharing their account with people outside your home, a ban that also recently came to the United States, airing the controversy much more.
However, there are many organizations such as the OCU, which consider that the new policies of Netflix on the use of shared accounts affects the right to privacy and security of users.
The OCU and other European organizations grouped in Euroconsumers have already addressed Netflix to convey consumer complaints, along with other concerns regarding the privacy and security of users.
As you well know, with the advent of the ban on sharing the Netflix account with people who do not live in our own home, now you have to assign a main location using the television and, if you do not do it, it will be Netflix itself. assign for you automatically.
And of course, those who want to use Netflix on a device that is not associated with their primary location need to request verification of the primary account holder.
They affirm that it violates the right of consumers
This affects those people who spend many days a month away from home, whether because they are working or studying, and even more now with the holidays, where many users will want to watch their content that they pay for on Netflix, for example, in the apartment. that are rented on the beach.
In addition, the OCU considers that Netflix’s password policy affects the privacy and security of userssince this strategy raises questions about the continuous monitoring of IP addresses.
They claim that it violates the right of consumers to browse anonymously using a VPN.
So the OCU concludes that Netflix is not only limiting the user’s freedom of choice, but also their privacy and security.