“At the moment there are reasons to believe that the data sharing provisions between WhatsApp and Facebook are intended to be unlawfully enforced due to the lack of voluntary and informed consent. “When the unlawful consent pressure on millions of people is ended, a formal administrative procedure has been launched to protect data subjects,” he said.
Four years ago, the same institution launched an investigation into the company regarding changes in information sharing among Facebook companies. As a result of the investigation, data sharing between Facebook and WhatsApp has since become more limited in the EU compared to other regions. The latest update published was reacted by millions of users. So much so that many users turned to alternative apps such as Telegram and Signal.