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EU privacy regulators push WhatsApp for more info

Tuesday 20 December 2016 | 09:21 CET | News
EU privacy regulators have asked WhatsApp to explain its privacy policy better and whether it's sharing any user data with parent company Facebook. The so-called Article 29 group wrote to WhatsApp already in October after the company said it would start sharing data with Facebook. WhatsApp subsequently agreed to suspend the practice following pressure from data protection authorities in Europe. However, the regulators noted in a new letter to the company that WhatsApp stopped the information sharing only for the purposes of "improving Facebook products and advertising experience". They want

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Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: Facebook / WhatsApp
Countries: Europe
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