The situation is made more serious with the new privacy policies of WhatsApp. The National Institute of Transparency, Access to Information and Protection of Personal Data (INAI) of Mexico ruled on the risk to the privacy of users.
The Mexican autonomous body recommended to users of WhatsApp Read carefully the new terms and conditions related to the data that will be shared with Facebook and allied companies. WhatsApp set a February 8 deadline for its users to accept the new policies.
By accepting, users will allow WhatsApp share certain data so that technology service providers such as Facebook or third parties can have access to them and even that the contractors of these services can store them through the services provided “informed the INAI.
The INAI also pointed out that the information will be collected by Facebook companies even if the user does not have an account on that social network. “Even if the user does not have a Facebook account, the company and its subsidiaries will be able to collect account information, phone numbers, messages and even transactions”added.
The Mexican institution warned that, in the section “Information We Collect”, WhatsApp may collect additional information to provide optional functionalities without specifying what they are those functions.
To this is added that WhatsApp does not clearly define the security measures to protect user information when it is shared with third parties.
WHATSAPP | Come out front
The communiqué of WhatsApp It takes place after having announced the binding nature of the conditions and privacy policies for all its users. Those who do not agree with WhatsApp sharing community data with Facebook and other affiliated companies will not be able to continue using the application.
“We want to address some rumors and be 100% clear: we continue to protect your private messages with end-to-end encryption”, public WhatsApp on his Twitter account.
WhatsAppIn addition, it published an image with all these points about what it does and what not with the data of its users.
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