The controversial step Facebook has taken to share WhatsApp data continues directly to bring the tail. And according to a recent Bloomberg post, one of Germany’s toughest regulators on data matters seek an administrative order by which Facebook should stop collecting data from WhatsApp.
WhatsApp is used by almost 60 million people in Germany and is by far the most used social application, even more than Facebook. Therefore, it is even more important to ensure that the high number of users, which makes the service attractive to many people, does not lead to misuse of the power of the data.
Facebook commented in a statement that review the information it has received from the German regulator and ensure that it will resolve any existing misunderstandings regarding the purpose and effect of updating the privacy terms. He also assured that the company remains committed to providing secure and private communications to its users.