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German consumer group sues WhatsApp quoting : “Tech2”

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WhatsApp’s privacy policy change allowing Facebook to target advertising at its users has landed the company in a German court.
Of particular concern to VZBZ is the way that WhatsApp transfers numbers from its users’ contacts lists to Facebook — even when those numbers are not WhatsApp users.
Facebook acquired WhatsApp in October 2014, but it wasn’t until August 2016 that WhatsApp said it would modify its privacy policy to allow it to share lists of users’ contacts with Facebook.
Within days, privacy campaigners including the Electronic Privacy Information Center and the Center for Digital Democracy complained to the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, accusing the companies of unfair and deceptive trade practices.
Back then, the company told regulators that the phone number matching now being done could not be performed reliably.

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German consumer rights group accuses WhatsApp of illegally sharing user data with Facebook – Tech2

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VZBZ, The Federation of German Consumer Organisations, a non-governmental organisation has filed a lawsuit against Whatsapp for sharing its user data with Facebook.
German courts and an India High Court ordered Facebook to delete such data and take in regard the user privacy of its users.

The group pointed out that the company is illegally collecting and storing the data to pass it to Facebook.
German consumer rights group accuses WhatsApp of illegally sharing user data with Facebook – Tech2

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