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Germany's Continental bans employees from using WhatsApp, Snapchat over GDPR concerns

Tuesday 5 June 2018 | 16:35 CET | News
German automotive supplier Continental has banned its employees effective immediately from using social media apps like WhatsApp and Snapchat on their work mobile phones over privacy concerns, reported WirtschaftsWoche. The ban applies to all employees in the company's worldwide network and affects more than 36,000 mobile phones. Continental said the new measures are necessary to protect employees and business partners, given that these services access personal and potentially confidential data like address book entries, and thus information on uninvolved third parties. 

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Categories: Internet / Mobile & Wireless
Companies: Snapchat / WhatsApp
Countries: Germany
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