Top messaging application - WhatsApp recently introduced the free encrypted video calling service. This will increase their user base upto to a considerable number. Like other applications, WhatsApp also collects a lot user data during its use. Few months ago, WhatsApp announced that it will share the data with its Parent company - Facebook. It received a lot of criticism from users as well as the regulators.
Facebook has stopped gathering WhatsApp user data in Europe following pressure from regulators, the Financial Times reports
The internet giant will no longer collect the data of WhatsApp users due to the pressure from the Information office of Europe. But, strictly said, it just the temporary measure.
Facebook’s decision to halt data collection may only be a temporary measure, however, as it continues “detailed conversations with the UK Information Commissioner’s Office and other data protection officials.” Facebook said that it remained open to “working collaboratively to address their questions.”
Please share your thoughts with me if you are also concerned with the data gathering and sharing of Facebook owned WhatsApp.