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Daily Dashboard | EU regulators to look at Facebook-WhatsApp changes Related reading: A refresher course on the HIPAA Privacy Rule




Fall out from recently announced plans for WhatsApp to share user data with parent company Facebook continue. The Wall Street Journal reports the Article 29 Working Party said it is following changes to WhatsApp’s privacy policy “with great vigilance.” Additionally, privacy advocates, including the Electronic Privacy Information Center and the Center for Digital Democracy, have filed a complaint with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, arguing proposed changes that allow it to use WhatsApp user data for “marketing purposes” is an “unfair and deceptive trade practice.” Delhi’s High Court in India has asked the government, specifically the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India, for its response to the privacy policy changes. The New York Post reports that, in addition to individual users, businesses are also concerned about the changes, particularly how it can protect corporate and user data that is shared when companies communicate via WhatsApp with their consumers. (Registration may be required to access this story.)
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