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German Regulator Orders Facebook To Stop Mining WhatsApp Data

  • Bloomberg, Tuesday, September 27, 2016 10:18 AM

A privacy watchdog in Germany has ordered Facebook to stop drawing on data from users of the WhatsApp messaging service. "This order protects the data of about 35 million WhatsApp users in Germany," data protection commissioner Johannes Caspar reportedly said Tuesday. "It has to be their decision as to whether they want to connect their account with Facebook. Therefore, Facebook has to ask for their permission in advance."

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