PRIVACY: Germany orders Facebook to stop collecting data on WhatsApp users. Hardly anything beats vanilla Facebook’s newsfeed for driving traffic, but Messenger and WhatsApp are downright creepy and I refuse to install them on any device.
Facebook has been ordered to stop collecting data from Whatsapp and delete what the info it has stored.
A Hamburg regulator said on Tuesday that neither the messenger nor its parent company had received individuals’ permission to share digital information.
German data protection authorities on Tuesday said they had blocked Facebook from collecting subscriber data from its subsidiary WhatsApp, citing privacy concerns.
German regulators have banned Facebook from collecting WhatsApp user data, in a move that could set a precedent in other countries.