WhatsApp will not share user data with Facebook until it complies with GDPR, ICO closes investigationIngrid Lunden / TechCrunch - 1 year ago
  • An interesting development in Europe over how WhatsApp and Facebook will work together, which is also a victory of sorts for data protection and privacy advocates in the region.
  • “Data protection law does not prevent a company from sharing personal data – they just have to follow the legal requirements,” writes Commissioner Elizabeth Denham, who also published her own letter to WhatsApp as part of her blog post.
  • “I reached the conclusion that an undertaking was the most effective regulatory tool for me to use, given the circumstances of the case,” she notes.
  • GDPR is the wide-ranging data protection framework that essentially gives individuals more control over how and where their data is used across digital services.