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Spanish watchdog to probe WhatsApp-Facebook data swap

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Spain's data protection agency (AEPD) has announced the launch of an investigation into the exchange of personal data between WhatsApp and Facebook. The watchdog said it wanted to ascertain the nature of the data collected from WhatsApp users and sent to Facebook, how long the data will be retained and for what purposes it will be used. Ultimately, the aim is to check whether the way in which the personal data of users of both services is processed meets Spanish data protection legislation.

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