Breaking News

WhatsApp’s new privacy policy could be declared illegal

Hamburg’s Data Protection and Freedom of Information Commissioner Johannes Caspar wants to ban WhatsApp’s privacy policy.

Since the announcement at the beginning of the year of the new WhatsApp privacy policy which obliges us to share our data with Facebook if we want to continue using the application, they have continued to reach user reviews. who do not agree to the new terms of service.

But now it’s a German data protection agency that has opened a case to ban this new privacy policy .

WhatsApp's new terms of service challenged by German data protection agency

WhatsApp’s new terms of service challenged by German data protection agency

WhatsApp’s new terms of service increasingly questioned

According to Blooomberg, Hamburg’s Data Protection and Freedom of Information Commissioner Johannes Caspar , you are trying to prevent the sharing of WhatsApp users’ data with Facebook because you are concerned that these are being used to grow your business. advertising .

WhatsApp failure can block any user’s account in 5 minutes

Caspar said he has reason to believe that sharing user data between WhatsApp and Facebook may be illegal due to the lack of “voluntary and informed” consent and that because of this they have started administrative proceedings to protect users. .

The aim of this German data protection agency is to obtain a favorable result before May 15 , when we have to accept the new WhatsApp terms of use if we want to continue using this instant messaging client.

In the event that WhatsApp’s new privacy policy is declared illegal, it is highly likely that this decision will only affect German users.However, it is also true that it would set a clear precedent for other European countries to follow. same way .

WhatsApp has news of the arrival of messages that disappear

It must be remembered that this commissioner already issued, four years ago, a similar order against Facebook for the exchange of data between the companies of Mark Zuckerberg and thanks to this, the exchange of data between WhatsApp and Facebook was more controlled in the European Union than in other parts of the world.

Related topics: Applications , free applications, Facebook, social networks, WhatsApp

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *