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WhatsApp suspends data sharing with Facebook in Europe

Thursday 17 November 2016 | 09:16 CET | News
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WhatsApp has temporarily suspended giving parent company Facebook information about users in Europe for advertising purposes, following concerns about its users' privacy, a source close to the matter told AFP. Talks with EU officials over the past few months resulted in the social network deciding to only tap into WhatsApp user data for purposes such as fighting spam, according to the source. This is expected to give regulators time to consider the matter and Facebook to come up with a response to the privacy concerns.

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Companies: Facebook / WhatsApp
Countries: Europe
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