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Germany data protection commissioner says WhatsApp contact sharing unlawful

Thursday 1 March 2018 | 14:47 CET | News
The data protection commissioner for the German state of Thuringia said that 99 percent of WhatsApp users in Germany were guilty of "criminal" behaviour, reported Heise Online. Thuringia's data protection commissioner, Lutz Hasse, said during a presentation of his office's activity report for the years 2016 and 2017 that WhatsApp users violate German data protection laws by allowing the messaging service to access all of the contact information stored in their smartphones.

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Companies: WhatsApp
Countries: Germany
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