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WhatsApp provides more detailed information on data protection in Europe

WhatsApp provides more detailed information on data protection in Europe

The rules of use are being expanded to include clarifications, but nothing will change in the processing of the data, the company explained.

WhatsApp is supplementing the rules of use with more information after the high penalty imposed by the Irish data protection authority. zum assured that nothing will change in the way the data is processed Facebook social networking site-Group Meta is owned by Monday’s chat service. Simply provide the explanations requested by the data protection officials. WhatsApp wants to scrap the €225 million fine imposed in September, but it must meet the requirements during the procedure.

According to WhatsApp, there is more detailed information on why data is stored or deleted and how it is transferred across borders. The legal basis for data processing is also presented in more detail. Users must be informed of innovations with a banner in the app.

The data protection authority in Ireland, where WhatsApp is based in Europe, accused the chat service of violating the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) at the beginning of September. It is the second highest data protection penalty to date after the €746 million that Luxembourg Data Protection imposed on Amazon. The online retailer is also fighting against it.

(APA / DPA)

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