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German body tells Facebook to stop collecting WhatsApp data

Wednesday 28 September 2016 | 10:07 CET | News
The Hamburg Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information has issued an administrative order that prohibits Facebook with immediate effect to collect and store data of German WhatsApp users. Facebook is also ordered to delete all the data that has already been forwarded by WhatsApp. 

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Categories: Internet
Companies: Facebook / WhatsApp
Countries: Germany
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