Information Regulator to check compliance of WhatsApp Ts&Cs with SA's privacy laws

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As South Africans flock to other messaging services, the Information Regulator says it will check whether WhatsApp's new policies comply with the Protection of Personal Information Act.
The Information Regulator met on Wednesday to discuss a revised WhatsApp privacy policy.

This comes after WhatsApp, the Facebook-owned messaging giant, sparked a public outcry about a recent update to its terms.

The regulator said it remained committed to ensuring the protection of personal information of South African citizens.

The Information Regulator met on Wednesday to discuss a revised WhatsApp privacy policy.

The regulator is an independent body that was established in terms of Section 39 of the Protection of Personal Information Act.

This comes after WhatsApp, the Facebook-owned messaging giant, sparked a public outcry about a recent update to its terms and privacy policy, News24 previously reported.

The privacy policy update relates to how it processes users' data, how businesses can use Facebook services to store their chats and who partners with Facebook to offer integration across all Facebook products.

In essence, the new changes to WhatsApp's terms and privacy policy relate to how WhatsApp will share information within the Facebook group of…
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