Victory for British data protection
The head of the UK data protection authority of ICO, Elizabeth Denham, was pleased about the data stop and consequences for the case announced that Facebook can’t stand on the new agreement. Only a few weeks ago, also Hamburg’s data protection officer Johannes Caspar Facebook had harshly criticized and prohibited the social network to collect data from German whatsapp users and save. Facebook denied the injunction and filed a request for suspension of the immediate enforceability of the arrangement.
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The EU turns
Also the data protection in the European Union have announced further steps. They told Facebook that they have strong concerns about the data exchange between whatsapp and Facebook and announced an investigation. Longtime user would have no chance against the terms of service objection to raise.
Whatsapp volunteered in an official statement to Word. You wanted constructively cooperate with the appointed privacy advocates and respect the relevant laws. It remains however to be seen how evolves in the coming months of dispute over the terms. In Germany alone, over 35 million users use the Messenger service.
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