Facebook to challenge WhatsApp data sharing order after Germany raises privacy fears

Facebook has said it will appeal against an order to stop collecting and storing WhatsApp users’ data. The social network did not obtain effective approval to use information about the messaging platform’s 35 million German users, an authority in the country ruled on Tuesday. Hamburg Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information said Facebook must also delete any data it has already received from WhatsApp, which it bought for AED 69 billion in 2014.

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