Last week we heard that WhatsApp had stopped sharing its user data with it parent company Facebook in the UK and now it looks like the company is also doing the same in Europe.
According to a recent report by the Financial Times, Facebook has now stopped collecting WhatsApp user data in Europe.
After Facebook was told to stop collecting data in the UK, German regulators also put pressure on Facebook which led them to stop collecting data in the whole of Europe. Facebook gave the following statement to the Financial Times.
“We hope to continue our detailed conversations with the UK Information Commissioner’s Office and other data protection officials, Facebook said in a statement shared with the Financial Times. “We remain open to working collaboratively to address their questions.”
It looks like Facebook will be working on a solution that will allow it to change this in the future and start sharing data again.