Samuel Gibbs

UK: WhatsApp sharing user data with Facebook would be illegal

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), the United Kingdom’s data protection watchdog, has concluded that WhatsApp’s sharing of user data with its parent company Facebook would have been illegal.

WhatsApp, Facebook and Google face tough new privacy rules under European Commission proposal

Messaging services such as WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger and Gmail will face tough new rules on the tracking of users under a revision to the ePrivacy Directive proposed by the European Commission.

EU charges Facebook with giving 'misleading' information over WhatsApp

The European Commission (EC) has filed charges against Facebook for providing “misleading” information in the run-up to the social network’s acquisition of messaging service WhatsApp after its data-sharing change in August.

Germany orders Facebook to stop collecting WhatsApp user data

The German data protection agency has ordered Facebook to stop collecting user data from its WhatsApp messenger app and delete any data it has already received.