WhatsApp shall oversee the transfer of data to Facebook in France

The national Commission on informatics and liberties (CNIL) has ordered, Monday, December 18, to WhatsApp to comply with the French law regarding the transmission of data. An investigation of the CNIL concluded that the sharing of data between WhatsApp and its parent company, Facebook, was illegal.

Indeed, WhatsApp, rachété in 2014 for $ 22 billion, transmitted to Facebook data from its users around the world, including nearly 10 million in France (telephone numbers, patterns of use), without obtaining their prior consent, and without being able to oppose it other than by deleting the e-mail free. What makes Facebook may, in particular, to associate phone numbers to pages Facebook.

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