Hamburg DPA prohibits the processing of Whatsapp data by Facebook

In Hamburg they go for it! The authority there relies on art 66 GDPR, which in case of urgency ensures that an authority may take action itself without European coordination. The reason is of course the changes in Whatsapp’s privacy policy that would result in data being passed on to Facebook and used there for non-Whatsapp purposes. More and more alternatives to fines: we see the privacy guardianship of the AP, prohibition of processing with Mailchimp and Cloudflare, and now urgent procedure from Hamburg. As we often say: slowly but surely a fist is being made. It takes a while, but Europe is mobilizing. On to the desired “digital sovereignty”.