Germany to investigate changes to WhatsApp conditions
This has not been liked by users or regulatory authorities, and therefore, the data protection authority of Hamburg, the Hamburg Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information (HmbBfDI) has announced that it will open an emergency procedure to prevent the new policy from taking effect.
According to Johannes Caspar, commissioner of the data protection agency, they believe that there are reasons to believe that the union of data between WhatsApp and Facebook aims to avoid the voluntary and informed consent of users to transfer their data, which is why they have investigation started.
Four years ago they already succeeded
In addition, the decision will surely affect the citizens of Germany, but it is not known whether the European Union as a whole will apply it. This Hamburg organism is the same one that got a little over four years than Facebook and WhatsApp did not share their users’ data with each other. The order was confirmed by two different instances after Facebook decided to take the decision to court.
Thanks to this, data that Facebook and WhatsApp share They have been restricted in the European Union compared to what happens in the rest of the countries of the world. However, if no one stops it, all that effort will not have been of much use under the new conditions. Therefore, it is to be expected that the decision they take will be applied throughout the European Union due to the agreements that are currently active at the legislative level.