tech2 News StaffSep 29, 2016 20:56:16 IST
WhatsApp spokesperson Anne Yeh reportedly told Mashable India that, "The ruling has no impact on the planned policy and terms of service updates.” The company stated that they will share all information with Facebook as planned, in direct violation of the order.
Given the fact that the service uses end-to-end encryption it does seem like your messages at least will not be accessible. But for how long?
The new policy gives WhatsApp the right to share all of this information with Facebook and its affiliated advertisers.
WhatsApp is also under fire in Germany over the same issue. A German privacy regulator ordered WhatsApp to stop collecting and storing data of German users and to delete all data that has been collected thus far.
The German regulator accused the company of misleading the public and infringing national data protection law.
WhatsApp has decided to appeal the order in Germany.
WhatsApp has an estimated 100 million active users in India and 35 million active users in Germany.
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