German regulator orders Facebook to restrict data collection

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User consent will be required before combining WhatsApp and Instagram account data

Germany’s anti-monopoly regulator has ordered Facebook not to combine user data from its WhatsApp, Instagram and Facebook apps without consent, after a major three-year investigation into potentially anti-competitive actions.

The federal cartel office announced on Thursday that it would be giving the technology company 12 months to change its data policies.

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