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Italian watchdog launches WhatsApp-Facebook data swap probe

Wednesday 28 September 2016 | 12:27 CET | News
Italy's data protection authority, Garante Privacy, has announced the launch of an investigation into the exchange of data between WhatsApp and Facebook. The watchdog said in a statement that it had invited WhatsApp to explain precisely what information it planned to share with Facebook, how it planned to request user consent and how the data may be used. It also asked what measures would be taken to ensure Italian laws on data protection were met, above all in view of the fact users had been given a limited timeframe of just 30 days to withdraw their consent or express their opposition to

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Categories: Internet
Companies: Facebook / WhatsApp
Countries: Italy
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