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Facebook suspends WhatsApp data sharing after UK probe

Tuesday 8 November 2016 | 08:31 CET | News
Facebook has agreed to suspend sharing personal data from WhatsApp in the UK for ads and product development, following an investigation by the UK privacy regulator. In a statement, ICO Elizabeth Denham said the regulator "set out the law clearly to Facebook", and the company agreed "to pause" using data from UK WhatsApp users. The ICO asked Facebook and WhatsApp to sign an undertaking committing to better explaining to customers how their data will be used, and to giving users ongoing control over that information. However, Facebook and WhatsApp haven't yet agreed to the regulators demands,

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Countries: United Kingdom
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