The move is intended to prevent the inadmissible sharing of data between the popular messenger service and the parent company. A decision should be available by mid-May.
“WhatsApp is now used by almost 60 million people in Germany and is by far the most widely used social media application, ahead of Facebook,” said Caspar. This should not lead to an improper use of data power. According to Caspar, there is reason to believe that the provisions on data sharing between the WhatsApp messenger and the parent company Facebook are being impermissibly enforced.