French privacy watchdog raps WhatsApp over Facebook data sharing
Posted in: Surveillance & Privacy at 19/12/2017 14:48
France’s data privacy watchdog may fine messaging app WhatsApp if it does not comply with an order to bring its sharing of user data with parent company Facebook into line with French privacy law.
The French data protection authority - CNIL - said on Monday it had told WhatsApp to comply with the order within one month, and pay particular attention to obtaining users’ consent. If Whatsapp does not comply it could sanction the company, the watchdog said.
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