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France is blocking the sharing of data between WhatsApp and Facebook

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Published on Dec 19, 2017

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Despite the assurances of Zuckerberg when he was acquired WhatsApp in 2014, a few months ago, the company has modified the terms of service of the messaging app to be able to share your data with Facebook. All of this is not liked to the French authorities, who have blocked this type of sharing.

After Germany and the United Kingdom, France also has decided to block the sharing of the data of the users of WhatsApp on Facebook.

The CNIL (National Data Protection Commission) has issued a formal notice sent to Facebook to ask the company not to take any data from WhatsApp and transfer it to Facebook. The formal notice has immediate validity: to avoid the risk of sanctions, WhatsApp must immediately stop the automatic sharing of data with Facebook. The French authority specifies that Facebook must find a different way to collect the data, which “does not violate the fundamental freedom of users“.

Among other things, the CNIL is to know that WhatsApp does not have worked enough during the investigations, because the company refused to provide a sample of the data of the French users transferred to Facebook. The justification of the company? These data are found in the United States and may not therefore be shared with the French authorities.

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