0
Wireless

EU privacy regulators probe WhatsApp-Facebook data sharing

Monday 31 October 2016 | 08:34 CET | News
The EU's Article 29 group has started an investigation into WhatsApp's privacy policy. The investigation is a result of WhatsApp starting to share some of its data with parent company Facebook. In a letter to WhatsApp CEO Jan Koum, the work group said that is has serious concerns about how WhatsApp informed users of the change in its policy and whether the consent of users can be considered valid. It also noted that the change in policy contradicts what Facebook previously said, that it would not share personal data with WhatsApp. The group asked the companies to provide more specific

Thank you for visiting Telecompaper

Sign up below to get access to the rest of this article and all the telecom news you need.

  • Register free and gain access to even more articles from Telecompaper. Register here
  • Subscribe and get unlimited access to Telecompaper’s full coverage, with a customised choice of news, commentary, research and alerts.

Subscriptions

Already registered?



Free Headlines in your E-mail

Every day we send out a free e-mail with the most important headlines of the last 24 hours.

Subscribe now

Categories: Internet / Mobile & Wireless
Companies: Facebook / WhatsApp
Countries: Europe
::: add a comment

Add comment

We welcome comments that add value to the discussion. We attempt to block comments that use offensive language or appear to be spam, and our editors frequently review the comments to ensure they are appropriate. If you see a comment that you believe is inappropriate to the discussion, you can bring it to our attention by using the report abuse links. As the comments are written and submitted by visitors of the Telecompaper website, they in no way represent the opinion of Telecompaper.


Related

Irish regulator progresses in GDPR cases against Twitter, WhatsApp, Facebook

Published 25 May 2020 08:55 CET | Europe
The Irish Data Protection Commission (DPC) announced it's making progress on investigations into major social media companies ...

EU data protection regulators form Social Media Working Group

Published 12 Apr 2018 09:57 CET | Europe
European data protection regulators announced that they have formed a Social Media Working Group in order to work more closely ...

French privacy watchdog orders WhatsApp to stop sharing user data with Facebook

Published 19 Dec 2017 09:14 CET | France
French data protection agency Cnil has issued a formal notice to WhatsApp, ordering the company to stop transferring the data of ...

EC fines Facebook EUR 110 mln for misleading WhatsApp info

Published 18 May 2017 09:26 CET | Europe
Facebook has been fined EUR 110 million by the European Commission for providing incorrect or misleading information during the ...

Italy fines WhatsApp EUR 3 mln for Facebook data sharing

Published 12 May 2017 15:21 CET | Italy
Italy's antitrust authority has fined WhatsApp a total of EUR 3 million for imposing "unfair" contract terms on users when it ...

Facebook accused of misleading EC over WhatsApp data sharing

Published 20 Dec 2016 12:56 CET | Europe
The European Commission has accused Facebook of providing misleading information during the competition review of its takeover of ...

EU privacy regulators push WhatsApp for more info

Published 20 Dec 2016 09:21 CET | Europe
EU privacy regulators have asked WhatsApp to explain its privacy policy better and whether it's sharing any user data with parent ...

EU regulators plan action on WhatsApp-Facebook data sharing

Published 30 Nov 2016 14:09 CET | Europe
The EU's privacy regulators are planning to take "additional action" against WhatsApp for its plan to share customer data with ...

WhatsApp loses appeal over Dutch data protection compliance

Published 22 Nov 2016 15:50 CET | Netherlands
WhatsApp has lost an appeal against a decision by the Dutch data protection regulator ordering the company to appoint a ...

Lawyers from 32 countries create Cloud Privacy Check

Published 22 Nov 2016 14:04 CET | Europe
Tobias Hollwarth from EuroCloud, in cooperation with lawyers from more than 32 countries, has created Cloud Privacy Check, the ...

WhatsApp suspends data sharing with Facebook in Europe

Published 17 Nov 2016 09:16 CET | Europe
WhatsApp has temporarily suspended giving parent company Facebook information about users in Europe for advertising purposes, ...

Facebook suspends WhatsApp data sharing after UK probe

Published 08 Nov 2016 08:31 CET | United Kingdom
Facebook has agreed to suspend sharing personal data from WhatsApp in the UK for ads and product development, following an ...

Dutch Apps Market - September 2016 edition

Published 31 Oct 2016 12:16 CET | Netherlands
Dutch Apps Market is a monthly report that looks at mobile apps development in the Dutch market. The reports covers six areas: ...

Merkel says Google, Facebook should reveal secrets

Published 31 Oct 2016 10:57 CET | Germany
German chancellor Angela Merkel has called on Google and Facebook to publicise the way they select information that people see ...

Italian watchdog launches probe into 'unfair' WhatsApp terms

Published 31 Oct 2016 08:23 CET | Italy
Italy's data protection authority, Garante Privacy, has announced the launch of an official investigation into whether WhatsApp ...

EU-privacytoezichthouders onderzoeken WhatsApp

Published 28 Oct 2016 15:42 CET | Europe
De Artikel 29-werkgroep is een onderzoek begonnen naar de privacyvoorwaarden van WhatsApp. De werkgroep, onderdeel van DG ...

Facebook files injunction against data protection order

Published 20 Oct 2016 17:02 CET | Germany
Facebook has filed an injunction request at the administrative court against administrative order of the Hamburg data protection ...

Spanish watchdog to probe WhatsApp-Facebook data swap

Published 06 Oct 2016 09:11 CET | Spain
Spain's data protection agency (AEPD) has announced the launch of an investigation into the exchange of personal data between ...

Italian watchdog launches WhatsApp-Facebook data swap probe

Published 28 Sep 2016 12:27 CET | Italy
Italy's data protection authority, Garante Privacy, has announced the launch of an investigation into the exchange of data ...

German body tells Facebook to stop collecting WhatsApp data

Published 28 Sep 2016 10:07 CET | Germany
The Hamburg Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information has issued an administrative order that prohibits ...

UK privacy regulator to look into WhatsApp changes

Published 29 Aug 2016 08:33 CET | United Kingdom
The UK's personal data protection regulator announced it will look at the recent changes announced by WhatsApp in its privacy ...

WhatsApp to share users' phone numbers with Facebook

Published 25 Aug 2016 15:41 CET | World
WhatsApp has announced an updated privacy policy that will give it the right to share users' phone numbers with its parent ...

Facebook wins appeal against Belgian privacy ruling

Published 30 Jun 2016 08:06 CET | Belgium
Belgium's privacy regulator has lost its case against Facebook over alleged violations of data protection law by the social ...

Facebook 'model contracts' to face EU privacy lawsuit

Published 26 May 2016 09:17 CET | Europe
The Irish privacy watchdog said it would refer Facebook to the EU Court of Justice for possible violations of EU data protection ...

Facebook wins preliminary German data protection ruling

Published 04 Mar 2016 09:05 CET | Germany
Facebook has won a preliminary ruling at a Hamburg court against an order by the city's representative for data protection and ...

Facebook given 3 months to comply with French privacy act

Published 09 Feb 2016 09:24 CET | France
French data protection authority Cnil has issued formal notice to Facebook to come into line with the country's Data Protection ...





Calendar   /   Industry Events

30 Nov Zoom Video Communications Q3 2020
30 Nov NexTV Series MENA
01 Dec Hewlett Packard Enterprise fiscal Q4
01 Dec 5G Italy
01 Dec NGON & DCI World
02 Dec FTTH Conference
02 Dec Microsoft AGM
02 Dec Telia EGM
03 Dec Marvell Technology fiscal Q3
03 Dec GCX fiscal Q2
03 Dec Liberty Latin America AGM
06 Dec Gitex Technology Week
::: More Calendar Items