A regulator in Germany has ordered Facebook to stop processing WhatsApp data for use with Facebook’s main social media platform, adding to the company’s headaches around changes to the messaging platform’s terms of service. The Hamburg Commissioner for Data Protection—a German provincial regulator— issued an emergency order on Tuesday claiming Facebook’s plans to modify WhatsApp’s terms of...
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