tech2 News StaffJan 31, 2017 13:40:02 IST
VZBZ, The Federation of German Consumer Organisations, a non-governmental organisation has filed a lawsuit against WhatsApp for sharing its user data with Facebook. The group pointed out that the company is illegally collecting and storing the data to pass it to Facebook. Facebook acquired WhatsApp in 2014 but there was no privacy concern or problem around WhatsApp.
— Verbraucherzentrale (@vzbv) January 30, 2017
Roughly translated, the tweet is saying that, "WhatsApp is illegally transmitting data to Facebook. See you in court!"
The privacy outcry is not limited to Germany and other regulators like Electronic Privacy Information Center and the Center for Digital Democracy in USA and privacy groups in India filed complaints with FTC in USA and High Court in India respectively. German courts and an India High Court ordered Facebook to delete such data and take in regard the user privacy of its users.
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