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.
The data protection commissioner in the German city of Hamburg is taking aim at WhatsApp and its parent company, Facebook.
German regulators have banned Facebook from collecting WhatsApp user data, in a move that could set a precedent in other countries.
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