Facebook Will Not Process User Data in Germany!
Johannes Caspar, who heads the authority, said the order is aimed at protecting the rights and freedoms of around 60 million WhatsApp users in Germany. He also addressed fears about his data being used to influence voter decisions in the country’s September Federal elections:
The worldwide criticism of the new terms of service should give reason to fundamentally rethink the consent mechanism once again. Without user trust, no data-driven business model can be successful in the long run.
Reply from Facebook!
In response, Facebook said it was considering appealing the ban. A WhatsApp spokesperson said Germany’s final decision was “based on a fundamental misunderstanding regarding the purpose and impact of the WhatsApp update and therefore has no legitimate basis” .