German regulator orders Facebook to delete WhatsApp user data

German regulator orders Facebook to delete WhatsApp user data
 

A German privacy regulator ordered Facebook (FB.O) on Tuesday to stop collecting and storing data of German users of its messaging app WhatsApp and to delete all data that has already been forwarded to it.
The Hamburg Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information said Facebook was infringing data protection law and had not obtained effective approval from WhatsApp's 35 million users in Germany.
"After the acquisition of WhatsApp by Facebook two years ago, both parties have publicly assured that data will not be shared between them," commissioner Johannes Caspar said... read more

 
27 September 2016 in Science &Technology, Views: 37
Source: Reuters
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