WhatsApp terms and conditions may be illegal in Germany. Therefore, a case is now being taken against Facebook. Millions of users can be put under impenetrable pressure.
Caused by WhatsApp: privacy advocates take action against Facebook
WhatsApp plans to introduce new criticism to be used on 15 May. On the other hand, German data protectionists now want to take action should the data exchange between WhatsApp and Facebook be stopped as the owner of the messenger. Allegations: It is feared that WhatsApp Facebook’s data security officer Johannes Caspar said that WhatsApp would pass the data improperly.
Allegations: undue pressure on users to agree
Casper is primarily critical of Facebook’s approach to data exchange “for the lack of voluntary and informed consent”. The process is about the protection of potentially affected users. The aim is to “prevent the illegal exchange of data, if necessary,” and to end “impenetrable pressure on millions of people to consent”.