WhatsApp risks being fined up to 50 million euros

(ORDO NEWS) — WhatsApp, Facebook-owned messaging service, risks receiving a fine of up to € 50 million for violating EU data protection rules.

It is said that the application did not provide information to its users regarding the sharing of data with Facebook.

Next week the EU Privacy Committee is to discuss the case during its plenary session with representatives of national data protection authorities.

The leader of the call to action against WhatsApp is the Irish Privacy Authority.

WhatsApp could receive a fine of € 30 to € 50 million for not fully complying with the transparency requirements set by the Data Protection Regulator.

In addition, privacy authorities may require WhatsApp to change the way it handles user data by being more transparent, reports Ansa.

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