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...back in 2014 when it (Whatsapp) was acquired by Facebook, everything appeared to change when it was revealed that WhatsApp was going to share user data with Facebook – a data monster. The popular messaging app was first forced to stop sharing personal user data with Facebook in November 2016. After opening a full investigation into the matter, Elizabeth Denham, the information commissioner, said the investigation found that “WhatsApp has not identified a lawful basis of processing for any such sharing of personal data.”
WhatsApp spokesperson to WCCFTech:“if they had shared the data, they would have been in contravention of the first and second data protection principles of the Data Protection Act”
Source: https://wccftech.com/whatsapp-user-data-facebook-illegal/We collect very little data and every message is end-to-end encrypted. As we’ve repeatedly made clear for the last year we are not sharing data in the ways that the U.K. Information Commissioner has said she is concerned about anywhere in Europe.