Hamburg Regulator Bars Facebook From Collecting WhatsApp Data for German Users
03:30 PM EDT, 05/11/2021 (MT Newswires) -- Facebook (FB) has been told by a Hamburg, Germany, regulator to stop collecting WhatsApp users' data in the country, according to media reports Tuesday citing a statement from Johannes Caspar, who heads the privacy authority.
The regulator imposed a three-month emergency ban barring Facebook from gathering the data.
Facebook-owned WhatsApp said in an emailed response to the media outlets that it believes the regulator's claims are "wrong," and that the agency misunderstands the purpose and effect of the new service terms, saying its order will not affect the new terms' rollout.
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