[Données personnelles] The Whatsapp application pinned by the Canadian and Dutch authorities

by bold-lichterman

Canadian and Dutch privacy authorities released yesterday a report accusing the “WhatsApp” application of violating the privacy of its users.

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Indeed, the latter, which allows mobile users to exchange instant messages through the Internet, requires its users to access their entire address book to facilitate the identification of other “whatsappers”.

But rather than deleting non-user data, WhatsApp keeps it, while Canadian and Dutch laws state that “information can only be kept for as long as it is needed for the identified purposes.” “

WhatsApp has already demonstrated its willingness to fully follow up on the recommendations of the two authorities, who will closely monitor the application in the coming months to see if it strives to meet their obligations.