Meta Subsidiary: WhatsApp Specifies Data Protection Information | tagesschau.de

Meta Subsidiary: WhatsApp Specifies Data Protection Information |  tagesschau.de

Level: 11/22/2021 2:27 pm

WhatsApp incorporates its Terms of Use with information about how consumer data is processed. The Meta Subsidiary is responding to a fine from the Irish Supervisory Authority.

All users of the social media service WhatsApp will be notified of the new Terms of Use in the coming days. Meta’s affiliate (formerly: Facebook) receives its data protection information.

In the future, data protection information should be more transparent and understandable – users should be able to find out what data the app collects, where it is stored and when it is deleted. The chat service stressed that there would be no change in technology. Only provide explanations as ordered by Data Protection Officers. Another factor is to present more clearly the legal basis of data processing.

Users do not have to actively consent

However, users do not have to take new things or take other steps. Users will only be notified of the settings via a banner linked to the latest version of data protection information. The version will be longer than the previous one.

With the latest information, WhatsApp is responding to a fine imposed by the Irish Supervisory Authority Data Protection Commission (DPC) in September. WhatsApp’s European headquarters in Ireland, so it’s the DPC’s responsibility to monitor compliance with European standards.

A fine of 225 million euros

The Authority alleges that the chat service violated the European General Data Protection Regulation. As a result, WhatsApp was fined 22 225 million for failing to provide adequate notification of users’ data usage. Meta daughter against verdict; However, litigation can take years.

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This is the second highest data protection fine ever imposed by Luxembourg data protectors on Amazon after 74 746 million. Online retailers are also battling this.

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