EU warns WhatsApp over sharing data with Facebook
31 October 2016 | James Pearce
The European Union has warned WhatsApp to end data sharing practices with parent-company Facebook.
In a letter from the regulators, they asked WhatsApp to suspend data sharing until it was clear that European privacy rules were not being broken.
The Article 29 Working Party asked WhatsApp to “communicate all relevant information to the Working Party as soon as possible and urged the company to pause the sharing of users' data until the appropriate legal protections could be assured”.
It comes after German authorities ordered Facebook to stop collecting data from WhatsApp, citing digital privacy concerns, in a ruling last month.
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