German DPA prohibits mass data sharing between WhatsApp and Facebook

The Hamburg Commissioner for Data Protection today announced a decision prohibiting Facebook and Facebook-owned Whatsapp from sharing data from their respective users. The commission did note that it would still be possible to create a process for WhatsApp users to opt into sharing their data declared illegal an automatic massive transfer.

Country: Germany

Domains: Privacy

Tags: DPA decision, Germany, data sharing

Posted on Thursday 27 April 2017

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