BERLIN (AP) — German data protection authorities on Tuesday ordered Facebook to delete data, such as phone numbers, it has received from its subsidiary WhatsApp.
Facebook acquired the global messaging service two years ago and announced this summer that WhatsApp would begin sharing the phone numbers of its users with the social network as part of a program to synchronize the two businesses.
Less than a month after whatsapp announced that it would start sharing with parent company Facebook users data such as phone numbers and recent activity, German privacy watchdog orders to stop the practice and delete all data shared...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Global messaging service WhatsApp says it will start sharing the phone numbers of its users with Facebook, its parent company. [...] Facebook has pledged not to interfere with a longstanding promise by WhatsApp'...
A German privacy watchdog has ordered Facebook to stop collecting user data from its messenger subsidiary WhatsApp, the latest clash between European privacy authorities and the social-network company.
German data protection authorities on Tuesday said they had blocked Facebook from collecting subscriber data from its subsidiary WhatsApp, citing privacy concerns.