Italy’s antitrust watchdog has imposed a fine of whopping EUR 3 million (Approx. $3.3 Million or Rs 35 crores) on WhatsApp. The messaging app was alleged for making users to share their personal data with WhatsApp’s parent company Facebook. We all know that Facebook has acquired WhatsApp few years back and it is now using WhatsApp to get personal data of its users.
Few months ago all the 28 European Union data protection authorities warned WhatsApp to quit sharing its uaers data with Facebook as they have arised certain doubts on Facebook for using the WhatsApp users data. But WhatsApp still continued to share users personal data with facebook.
The Italian agency stated that the messaging app is threateneing the users that they can’t access WhatsApp if they don’t agree to accept the terms which also includes sharing of personal data. A WhatsApp spokesperson said “we are reviewing the decision taken by Italy’s antitrust watcdog and we look forward to responding to officials”.
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