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Facebook's EU regulator says WhatsApp yet to resolve data sharing issue

DUBLIN: WhatsApp has still not brought forward proposals to address EU regulators' concerns over the messaging service's sharing of user data with parent company Facebook, Facebook's European regulator said on Wednesday. The popular messaging service changed its privacy policy over a year ago to start sharing users' phone numbers and other information with Facebook. That drew widespread regulatory scrutiny across Europe, and WhatsApp subsequently suspended the data sharing for EU users. The Irish data protection authority (DPC) - which has jurisdiction over Facebook because the company's European headquarters are in Dublin - said last April it hoped to reach a deal with WhatsApp on the data sharing in a matter of months. With no proposals forthcoming, the DPC said it had maintained its insistence that WhatsApp's EU personal data not be shared with Facebook for the manageme...

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