Germany will ban Facebook from collecting Whatsapp dataStaff Writer | September 28, 2016
Facebook is set to be banned from collecting user data from Whatsapp in Germany. Officials have judged that the move to compel users to connect their Whatsapp and Facebook accounts has breached data protection rules.
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Facebook has said that it will appeal against this order - it’s argued that Whatsapp data will be used to try to make the ads that appear on Facebook more relevant to users. The social media giant bought WhatsApp in 2014 - paying $22bn. ■