Facebook Stops Collecting WhatsApp User Data in Europe After Government Pressure

Facebook has stopped collecting WhatsApp user data across Europe, bowing to pressure from privacy watchdogs across the continent. The shift in policy means that European users of the messaging app will no longer have information — including phone numbers — relayed to Facebook, but the social network says it may only be a temporary suspension while the laws are debated.

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