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Facebook loses German appeal over WhatsApp data sharing

Wednesday 26 April 2017 | 11:08 CET | News
The Hamburg Administrative Court has upheld a ban on WhatsApp sharing data on its users with parent company Facebook without their consent. Last September the Hamburg data protection commissioner ordered Facebook not to share data from WhatsApp, such as phone numbers and associated names and messages. The order took effect immediately, and Facebook applied for an injunction suspending the order while it fought the decision in court. However, the court has now ruled that the order will remain in effect during the legal proceedings, in order to comply with German data protection law.

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Companies: Facebook / WhatsApp
Countries: Germany
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