WhatsApp warned over Facebook data share deal
EU regulators have ordered messaging service to cease sharing data with parent-company while it investigates
The European Union has warned WhatsApp to end data sharing practices with parent-company Facebook.
In a letter from the regulators, they asked WhatsApp to suspend data sharing until it was clear that European privacy rules were not being broken.
The Article 29 Working Party asked WhatsApp to “communicate all relevant information to the Working Party as soon as possible and urged the company to pause the sharing of users' data until the appropriate legal protections could be assured”.