WhatsApp has received a stern warning about its sharing of user information with Facebook.
The letter sent to WhatsApp, which was also sent to Yahoo for similar reasons, expressed "serious concerns" about the messaging service's new terms and urged the company to halt the data sharing until "legal protections" could be put in place. Regulators also demanded more information from the company about its sharing policy, which could lead to eventual fines if it is found that it violates implemented laws. A spokesperson for WhatsApp has confirmed that the company will cooperate with regulators, who the company claims actually received a heads-up before WhatsApp had even changed its policy.
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