WhatsApp won’t share UK user data with Facebook anymore


In August, WhatsApp announced that it’d finally begin earning its keep by sharing users’ phone numbers with Facebook, which acquired the messaging app for $19 billion in 2014. However, the UK is having none of it; Britain’s privacy watchdog has managed to get WhatsApp to agree not to share user data with Facebook, over concerns that consumers aren’t properly protected from having their information exploited by these companies. Elizabeth Denham, the UK’s Information Commissioner, said in a blog post: I don’t think users have been given enough information about what Facebook plans to do with their information, and I don’t…

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from UK – The Next Web http://thenextweb.com/facebook/2016/11/08/whatsapp-wont-share-uk-user-data-with-facebook-anymore/

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