The provisions relating to the transfer of data are scattered at different levels of the data protection declaration, they are not clear and difficult to distinguish between their European and international versions. In addition, their content is misleading and there are considerable contradictions. Even after a more detailed analysis, one cannot see what consequences consent has for users. In addition, consent is not given voluntarily, as WhatsApp requires consent to the new provisions as a condition for the continued use of the features of the service.
Caspar issued a three-month emergency ban that prevents Facebook from continuing to collect data and has asked a panel of EU data regulators to follow Germany’s actions across the European Union.
Facebook denies Caspar’s claims Bloomberg and says that will not prevent the new policy from unfolding. He also calls the German regulators’ response “based on a fundamental misunderstanding” of what the update intends to do.
Since the initial rollout of the new policy, there has been an increase in demand for other messaging applications. Telegram and Signal have seen massive adoption of new users since then. Facebook has been widely criticized for its new policy changes, and the cross-flow of information between brands has become inevitable since Facebook acquired the messaging app in 2014.
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