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Daily Dashboard | Irish DPC to investigate WhatsApp hack Related reading: Notes from the IAPP Canada Managing Director, May 22, 2020


Ireland's Data Protection Commission is preparing to investigate whether WhatsApp users in the European Union were victimized by a recent hack of the messaging app, Yahoo Finance reports. The DPC is in discussions with WhatsApp about the possibility of EU citizens' data being compromised, but it cannot begin a formal investigation until WhatsApp completes its own review and reports the breach according to EU General Data Protection Regulation protocols. "While the possibility remains that EU users were affected and in light of the understood severity of the incident, all WhatsApp users are urged to ensure that the latest version of the WhatsApp application is installed on their device, available via the Apple Store or Google Play Store," the commission said in a statement. Meanwhile, Reuters reports WhatsApp notified the U.S. Department of Justice of the hack and believes it targeted human rights groups.
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