UK institution investigates Facebook's privacy policies, WhatsApp data use put on pause in the country
In the UK, the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO, responsible for Freedom of Information and the enforcement of the Data Protection Act) has issued an investigation into Facebook's privacy policies. In response, Facebook has stopped gathering data from UK users for the time being.
Privacy has been a hot topic in the past months. As companies grow and look for more and better ways to deliver ads, the average user may sometimes feel like someone is poking around their life a bit too much. It's good to see that some official organizations are taking note and bringing out the ol' magnifying glass to look at the fine print.