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Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Facebook told to stop collecting German WhatsApp data

Facebook has been ordered by a German privacy regulator to stop collecting and storing the data of German users of its messaging app WhatsApp.
The Hamburg Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information said that the social network had not obtained effective approval from WhatsApp's 35 million German users.
Facebook bought WhatsApp for $19bn (£14.6bn) in 2014 as a way to reach out to a younger audience.
It is to appeal against the order.
"We will work with the Hamburg DPA in an effort to address their questions and resolve any concerns," it said in a statement.
The data watchdog said that Facebook and WhatsApp were independent companies and should process their users' data as such.

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