SA regulator mulls suing WhatsApp over person knowledge

South Africa’s data regulator says it’s contemplating authorized motion over messaging service WhatsApp’s plan to share person knowledge with dad or mum firm Fb.

The regulator considers that the transfer violates the nation’s safety of private data legal guidelines.

It stated it had written to WhatsApp asking it to revise the coverage to evolve to the usual used within the European Union (EU)- however that it had acquired no settlement.

“Underneath the circumstances the regulator is briefing attorneys to organize an opinion on the best way ahead by way of litigation,” it stated in an announcement.

WhatsApp has been requiring customers to consent to new privateness coverage that enables sharing of knowledge with Fb for promoting and e-commerce functions – or cease utilizing the service.

The phrases will take impact on Saturday.

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