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Germany - VZBV sue WhatsApp

10 February 2017

The Federation of German Consumer Organisa-tions (Verbraucherzentrale Bundesverband, vzbv) has filed an injunction against WhatsApp at the Berlin County Court. According to vzbv’s assess-ment, following the changes to WhatsApp’s terms of use and privacy policy in August 2016, the company has been acting against the law in that it stores user data it should not and shares data with Facebook – regardless of whether the individuals concerned have a Facebook account or not.

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