Data Protection Authority Investigates Avast for Selling Users’ Browsing History

On Tuesday, the Czech data protection authority announced an investigation into antivirus company Avast, which was harvesting the browsing history of over 100 million users and then selling products based on that data to a slew of different companies including Google, Microsoft, and Home Depot.

The move comes after a joint Motherboard and PCMag investigation uncovered details of the data collection through a series of leaked documents.

Source: Vice