Citation: BBC: WhatsApp changes privacy policy after Irish data protection authority issues £190m fine

The BBC has an insightful article on WhatsApp’s behaviour after the sanctions imposed on it by the Irish Data Protection Authority fined it £190m in September 2021.

According to the BBC, the tweaks are designed to “add additional detail around [WhatsApps] existing practices”, and will only appear in the European version of the privacy policy, which is already different from the version that applies in the rest of the world.

“There are no changes to our processes or contractual agreements with users, and users will not be required to agree to anything or to take any action in order to continue using WhatsApp,” the company said, announcing the change.

WhatsApp is appealing the fine imposed against it by the Irish Data Protection Commissioner.

Privacy protection in practice: The coronavirus and healthcare data

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