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Italy fines WhatsApp EUR 3 mln for Facebook data sharing

Friday 12 May 2017 | 15:21 CET | News
Italy's antitrust authority has fined WhatsApp a total of EUR 3 million for imposing "unfair" contract terms on users when it updated its privacy policy last year. Specifically, the agency said WhatsApp breached the country's consumer code by leading users to believe that they weren't allowed to continue using the app unless they agreed to share their personal data with parent company Facebook. WhatsApp was also censured for the "tacit consent" mechanism in its terms of use, the fact only the provider has the right to cancel the service, as well as allowing "unjustified" interruptions of

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Categories: Internet / Mobile & Wireless
Companies: Facebook / WhatsApp
Countries: Italy
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