as declared in
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.
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.
As it stated in
German consumer rights group accuses WhatsApp of illegally sharing user data with Facebook – Tech2
data, data protection, Facebook, FTC, Germany, India, privacy, User Data, VZBZ, Whatsapp
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.
collected by :Molly Tony