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Facebook accused of misleading EC over WhatsApp data sharing

Tuesday 20 December 2016 | 12:56 CET | News
The European Commission has accused Facebook of providing misleading information during the competition review of its takeover of WhatsApp in 2014. The Commission claims that Facebook lied when it said in 2014 that it was not possible to match reliably user accounts across WhatsApp and Facebook. However, WhatsApp announced in August this year that it would look at linking WhatsApp user phone numbers with Facebook user identities in order to improve services. In a statement of objections sent to Facebook, the Commission said it was concerned that Facebook intentionally, or negligently,

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