Facebook and WhatsApp data sharing angers Germany’s Regulator

The German data protection regulator has ordered Facebook to stop collecting user data from its WhatsApp and delete any data it has already received as he wants to protect the privacy of the 35m users of the App in Germany. WhatsApp is a free downloadable messenger app for smartphones. While it charges for using its services it … Continued

Named Person information sharing not legal

The Supreme Court unanimously ruled that the information sharing provisions of Part 4 of the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014 were outwith the competence of the Scottish Parliament. Information sharing was to be through the Named Person created by Part 4 of the Act. The Scottish Government wants to create a proactive system that … Continued

Data Protection and social media

A 14 year old Northern Irish school girl has been successful in continuing with her  legal action against Facebook when a naked photograph of her was posted on the social network. Although Facebook said the naked picture was taken down as soon as it was told the Court refused Facebook’s attempt to have the proceedings stopped. … Continued