The EU saw WhatsApp sharing too much data, the filial of Facebook, the EU slapped with 110€ million fine over unlawful behavior. This result of the fact, France says they never cooperated with the CNIL authority for the data protection and they can have another sanction within 30 days if they do nothing about it. The social network claimed they still transferring data for the “Business Intelligence” and the way to stop it is to uninstall the application.
In France, the CNIL saw the fact they sharing user data like phone numbers to Facebook and the CNIL said: “it considers that it is only subject to the legislation of the country”. “
According to the CNIL, Facebook never advertises of the “massive data transfer from WhatsApp to Facebook“.
“We will continue to work with the CNIL to ensure users understand what information we collect, as well as how it’s used,” Facebook told Engadget. “And we’re committed to resolving the different, and at times conflicting, concerns we’ve heard from European Data Protection Authorities with a common EU approach before the General Data Protection Regulation comes into force in May 2018.”
Recently, the American Facebook company had a problem in Germany, with an abusive transfer data to third-party sites. They are using a “market-dominant” position to collect massive amounts of data (according to the Financial Times reports).
“From the current state of affairs we are not convinced that users have given their effective consent to Facebook’s data tracking and the merging of data into their Facebook account,” said FCO head Andreas Mundt.
And you? What is your point of view? How do you feel when your data is shared with everyone for “Business Intelligence”?