Even though Facebook owns popular messaging tool WhatsApp, a German watchdog doesn't think it should share data.
German data protection authorities ruled Facebook did not have a 'legal basis' to get WhatsApp user information.
German regulators have banned Facebook from collecting WhatsApp user data, in a move that could set a precedent in other countries.
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 annou...
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.