WhatsApp, Skype face tighter constraints under new EU privacy rules – draft

By Julia Fioretti BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Messaging services such as Microsoft's Skype and Facebook's WhatsApp face stricter rules on the way they handle customer data under new privacy laws due to be proposed by the European Union, according to a draft document seen by Reuters. Online advertisers will also face strict rules on how they can target ads at web users based on their browsing history. Telecoms companies have long complained that groups such as Alphabet Inc's Google, Microsoft and Facebook are more lightly regulated, even though they offer similar services.

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