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Facebook stops collecting WhatsApp data across Europe

PanARMENIAN.Net – Facebook has suspended its collection of WhatsApp user data for advertising purposes across Europe, following intense pressure from data privacy watchdogs in the EU, the Financial Times reports.

WhatsApp had announced in August it would share user information with its parent company for the first time, admitting that personal details such as phone numbers and device information would now be used to target advertisements and improve products on Facebook.

Full story: panarmenian.net



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