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Facebook Suspends WhatsApp Data Sharing After UK Probe

Facebook has agreed to suspend sharing personal data from WhatsApp in the UK for ads and product development, following an investigation by the UK privacy regulator. Britain’s Information Commissioner said already in August, shortly after Facebook announced the change in WhastApp’s privacy policy, that it would investigate the matter. ICO Elizabeth Denham said she had concerns “that consumers weren’t being properly protected, and it’s fair to say the enquiries my team have made haven’t changed that view.” Following the investigation, the regulator “set out the law clearly to Facebook,” and the company agreed “to pause” using data from UK WhatsApp…

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