Facebook began collecting data from WhatsApp although they said that after the acquisition of the application would not impact on the privacy of users.
Now, months later, Facebook will stop collecting data via WhatsApp in the UK. The UK government issued warnings to Facebook claiming they were breaking the law.
"FACEBOOK HAS AGREED TO STOP THE COLLECTION OF USER DATA AT WHATSAPP IN THE UK AS A RESULT OF A SURVEY BY THE COMMISSIONER'S INFORMATION OFFICE."
Elizabeth Denham, a member of the Commissioner's Information Office, said:
"WE HAVE ALERTED FACEBOOK, AND ARE DELIGHTED THAT THEY HAVE AGREED TO STOP COLLECTING INFORMATION FROM WHATSAPP USERS IN THE UK TO IMPROVE PRODUCTS AND ADS."
But the UK is not the only place where Facebook shares are legally questionable ... The same is true in Germany, the company agrees to stop collecting data WhatsApp.
Meanwhile, in Italy and France they are beginning research on this data collection Facebook. We will see what is happening here, in Spain, and in the rest of Spanish speaking countries.
The founder of WhatsApp, Jan Koum, said the company agrees to know as little as possible about their users, so the application and its messages are protected with end-to-end encryption.
What do you think about this business marketing strategy of Facebook and WhatsApp? Do you think it is lawful to collect data from your users for your own benefit?