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German consumer group sues Whatsapp over user privacy

Tuesday 31 January 2017 | 11:01 CET | News
German consumer federation VZBZ has filed suit against Whatsapp in a Berlin court, alleging the company is illegally storing and passing on client data to Facebook. Whatsapp announced in August 2016 that it would modify its privacy policy to allow user data to be shared with Facebook, which acquired the messaging service in October 2014. VZBZ revealed on Monday it was taking Whatsapp to court over alleged infringements of Germany's data protection regulations. In particular, VZBZ expressed concern over Whatsapp acquiring contact numbers of non-Whatsapp users from Whatsapp accounts, and

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Companies: Facebook / WhatsApp
Countries: Germany
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