Facebook has been ordered to stop collecting data of users from Whatsapp in Germany as there are 35 million people using WhatsApp for different purposes.
The Hamburg Commissioner for Data protection and freedom information in Germany said that Facebook the biggest social network doesn’t obtain any approval from the users of Germany as there are 35 million users.
Facebook bought the Whatsapp Company about $19bn (roughly Rs. 1, 26,322 crores) in cash and stock also to come closer to youngsters.
Facebook has said they will appeal against the German order to stop collecting Whatsapp data and to delete all previous data that they had already forwarded. We will work with Hamburg DPA and effort to address questions and resolve any concerns.
German Commissioner said: “two years ago i.e. 2014 both social networks Facebook and Whatsapp assured its users that generic strattera reviews their data is saved and doesn’t be shared between them but now data is sharing without taking any permission from its users”.
Caspar’s said that: “The companies are confusing their users and public and it will create danger for national protection law”.
Facebook in August whispered of sharing data i.e. they are sharing Whatsapp phone numbers of around 1 billion users with the social network for better advertising and suggestions. In this way, facebook will be able to fight against spam and show relevant results, friend requests suggestion and much more.
Whatsapp is going to share not only mobile numbers with the network but also details about last signed in of the user on the app.
The watchdog said Facebook and Whatsapp are different companies and can process users data was an infringement of protection law.