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Facebook banned from processing WhatsApp user data in Germany

A German data regulator has banned Facebook from processing personal data from WhatsApp users in the country, saying that the app’s controversial new privacy policy update is illegal. The Hamburg Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information (HmbBfDI) issued a three-month emergency ban on Tuesday, which is permitted under the General Data Protection Regulation. The watchdog will now seek a binding decision covering the whole EU from the European Data Protection Board (EDPB). In a statement, the regulator cited concerns with WhatsApp’s privacy policy, which is due to roll out on May 15: The provisions on data transfers are scattered at different levels of…This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: Facebook

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