Data exchange between WhatsApp and Facebook remains unregulated at European level* European Board sees no urgent need for action The European Data Protection Board (EDPB) has rejected the request of the Hamburg Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information (HmbBfDI) to impose definitive measures to prevent data sharing between WhatsApp and Facebook. The Board considered this issue as not being urgent. Also other measures, like warning Facebook to process WhatsApp user data for its own purposes such as product improvement and security without their consent, were not taken. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) provides for a warning as an option in such cases where intended processing operations are likely to
The European Data Protection Board rejects the request of the Hamburg Data Protection Authority to prevent a social media company to share data with a subsidiary (Facebook / WhatsApp)
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