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Ubuntu wants to slurp PCs' vital statistics – even location – with new desktop installs

DougS Silver badge

Question about the GDPR

Does it apply to products that are offered free, like Ubuntu? If so, how would the EU administer penalties for non-compliance against them if they can't fine them for a portion of their revenue/profit when they have neither (they get donations from crowdfunding I believe, as well as money from the personal fortune of Mark Shuttleworth)

As far as I can tell, they are effectively immune from the provisions of the GDPR if it even applies to them at all.

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