The Hamburg Data Protection Authority bans a social media company from sharing user data from its subsidiary company (Facebook / WhatsApp)

Order of the HmbBfDI: Ban of further processing of WhatsApp user data by Facebook* The Hamburg Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information (HmbBfDI) issued an order prohibiting Facebook Ireland Ltd. from processing personal data from WhatsApp for its own purposes. The order is immediately enforceable. This is done under the urgency procedure of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which provides for the adoption of provisional measures with a specified period of validity in the respective territory, in this case Germany. The background to the proceedings is the request to all WhatsApp users to agree to the new terms and privacy policy by May 15, which grant WhatsApp far-reaching powers to share data with Facebook. The new terms and conditions formally

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Hamburg Data Protection Authority, The Hamburg Data Protection Authority bans a social media company from sharing user data from its subsidiary company (Facebook / WhatsApp), 11 May 2021, e-Competitions May 2022, Art. N° 105229

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