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German election threatens to clip wings of finance hawk Schäuble

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German union, car group seek government support for electric shift

FRANKFURT: Germany’s biggest union and its car industry association urged politicians on Tuesday to help with a shift to electric vehicles and not force a phasing out the combustion engine. Volkswagen’s admission in 2015 that it cheated U.S. diesel emissions tests has led to calls for the whole car industry, Germany’s biggest exporter and employer of more than 800,000 people, to cut pollution levels. It has also piled ... Read More »

German Car Sales Hit Eight-Year High In August 2017

German increase mirrors gains in France, Italy, Spain New car registrations in Germany rose to the highest level in eight years in August, the KBA motor vehicle authority said, helped by a buoyant economy and increased discounting. Sales of new passenger cars in Europe’s largest auto market rose 3.5 percent last month to 253,679 vehicles, KBA said on Monday. Eight-month ... Read More »

WhatsApp Sued for Sharing Data With Facebook by German Consumer Group

HIGHLIGHTS German consumer group VZBV sues WhatsApp WhatsApp alleged to transfer data to Facebook without consumer approval Facebook claimed to use WhatsApp data to improve features on its platform WhatsApp, the Facebook-owned messaging app, has been sued by a German consumer group for sharing data with the parent company. The Federation of German Consumer Organisations (Verbraucherzentrale Bundesverband) also referred to ... Read More »

Facebook Ordered to Delete WhatsApp User Data by German Regulator

Facebook Ordered to Delete WhatsApp User Data by German Regulator HIGHLIGHTS German regulator said Facebook was infringing data protection law Facebook acquired WhatsApp for $19 billion two years ago Facebook said that it complied with EU data protection law A German privacy regulator ordered Facebook on Tuesday to stop collecting and storing data of German users of its messaging app ... Read More »