On Friday, Italian watchdog has fined WhatsApp for forcing the user to share their personal data with its parent company Facebook.
According to the Express.co.uk reports, “All 28 European Union data protection authorities have ordered WhatsApp to immediately terminate the sharing of the users data with Facebook, because there were a doubts about the validity of the consent of the user.
In a press released issued by WhatsApp representative, which said “We are reviewing this decision, and we are looking forward to answer the questions of the officials,”
The Italian antitrust regulator claimed that “the ability of WhatsApp users to refuse to transfer data to Facebook was available,” but it was not sufficiently labeled. ”
In April, the German authorities also banned Facebook to collect information about its WhatsApp users in the country after it was determined that they had violated data protection laws.