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WhatsApp changes data handling after Dutch privacy warning

Tuesday 3 November 2015 | 17:15 CET | News
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WhatsApp has made changes to how it handles data of non-users of the messaging app, following a warning from the Dutch privacy regulator CBP. The regulator said that WhatsApp showed that it was not possible to offer its service without uploading all the phone numbers from a user's contacts list to its servers, including the details of non-users of WhatsApp. The company reached an agreement with the CBP on measures aimed at ensuring the privacy of non-users is protected. According to the CBP, the changes mean WhatsApp will use the numbers of non-users only in so far as is needed for providing

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Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: CBP / WhatsApp
Countries: Netherlands
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