At present, Facebook automatically collects user data
from WhatsApp and this is something that violates "the fundamental freedom of users," according to CNIL.
New York [USA], Dec 19 ( ANI ): France's watchdog Commission nationale de l'informatique et des libertes (CNIL) has ordered popular messaging platform, WhatsApp, to stop sharing user data
with its parent company Facebook.
on all our devices are fully secure, in compliance with the necessary laws and regulations," said a spokesperson from Oppo.
As the Hindu Business Line reports, Anonymous has stated that user data
is being leaked to the international servers to make money.
The latest move could cause controversy, especially from privacy advocates who warned that Facebook could start mining WhatsApp's user data
when Facebook acquired WhatsApp two years ago.
Overall, we continue to see an increase globally in government requests for user data
and content restrictions pursuant to local law," Facebook deputy general counsel Chris Sonderby said.
Ericsson UDC provides consolidation of user data
for network functions such as user authentication, service authorization, mobility management and fraud protection.
In the first half of the year, there were a total of 1,157 user data
information requests from governments, 902 of which were made by the United States.
Facebook, the world's largest social networking site, said it had received 9,000-10,000 requests for user data
in the second half of last year, adding that the requests concerned 18,000-19,000 accounts and were related to issues ranging from missing children to perceived terrorist threats, RIA Novosti reported.
Facebook is fighting an expanding public backlash after a government contractor revealed it was among nine Internet giants that turned over user data
to the secret National Security Agency surveillance program PRISM.
One of the key challenges identified by Gartner is that IT tends to look at user data
protection in the traditional sense, meaning from the centre out, instead of from the edge, inward - with the main areas of risk and exposure residing on endpoint user devices such as laptops and desktops.
lt;p>Competitor Vertica, by comparison, told Computerworld last fall that it was charging about $100,000 per terabyte of user data