According to the Phonemantra’s report, Whatsapp could be on the cusp of losing its crown as the most popular instant messenger in the world, following an announcement from Facebook Messenger.
Facebook not to take data from What’s app for the European users
That is when the EU regulators took this matter in their hands and raised the question of privacy. They also informed Facebook not to take data from What’s app for the European users. After the concern had been raised, Facebook stopped sharing the data of European users in last November. Facebook also said that it wouldn’t do the same until a solution is reached and it was also analyzing the possibilities of using the data from What’s app without violating any regulations.
We remain open to working collaboratively to address their questions
Facebook at that time said, “We hope to continue our detailed conversations with the UK Information Commissioner’s Office and other data protection officials, and we remain open to working collaboratively to address their questions.”
Now, Helen Dixon who is the Data Protection Commissioner for Ireland wants to conclude in this issue at the end of spring. She said in an interview with Reuters, “I think we are in agreement with the parties – WhatsApp and Facebook – that the quality of the information provided to users could have been clearer, could have been more transparent and could have been expressed in simpler terms. We are working towards a solution on that.”
EU is trying to find a solution which brings to light there are a considerable number of users
The issue was going on so far, and now, EU is trying to find a solution which brings to light there are a considerable number of users who are concerned about this data sharing, and the number is counting and growing. There is no definite date regarding the issue is given out yet. As Helen says that it would be after this summer, the dispute may end by May or even after July and August.