The Hamburg Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information prohibited Facebook from collecting WhatsApp information from users, and also ordered the company to delete any previously stored WhatsApp data.
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 d...
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.
A Hamburg regulator said on Tuesday that neither the messenger nor its parent company had received individuals’ permission to share digital information.
German regulators have banned Facebook from collecting WhatsApp user data, in a move that could set a precedent in other countries.