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Facebook's plans for WhatsApp data raise EU privacy concerns

The merging of WhatsApp's data is the first step by Facebook towards monetising the platform since the social network bought the company for about US$22 billion in 2014.


FACEBOOK Inc's stalled plans to leverage WhatsApp's user data are about to hit another regulatory bump in Europe.

Isabelle Falque-Pierrotin, who heads a panel of Europe's privacy watchdogs, said Facebook will probably face "additional action" over using WhatsApp's data

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