British data watchdog says Snapchat may have to stop processing data

The UK information commissioner said the provisional findings of a probe suggest a “worrying failure” on the part of the tech firm

Snap, which owns Snapchat, said it was “closely reviewing” the provisional decision.

Britain’s information watchdog has said that Snapchat may be required to “stop processing data” related to its AI chatbot after issuing a preliminary enforcement notice against the technology business.

John Edwards, the UK information commissioner, said the provisional findings of a probe into the company suggested a “worrying failure” by Snap, the app’s parent business, over potential privacy risks.

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) said it issued Snap with a “preliminary enforcement notice over potential ...