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WhatsApp cannot share pre-Sept 25 user data

WhatsApp claims that by connecting phone number with Facebook's systems, users can get better friend suggestions and more relevant ads from Facebook.

In a big setback for WhatsApp, the Delhi High Court has barred it from sharing its old users data with Facebook or any other platform.

As per the court, WhatsApp cannot reveal data of its users who are using the app before September 25 this year. However, the court has allowed the social messaging service provider to go ahead with its new privacy policy.

The decision of Delhi High Court came on a petition that was filed in the court alleging WhatsApp decision will compromise the rights of users.

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WhatsApp in August this year decided to change its privacy policy soon after rolling out end to end encryption. However it had then assured that they won't post or share users' WhatsApp number with others, including on Facebook, nor they will sell, share, or give phone numbers to advertisers.

WhatsApp then gave users a month's time to decide on the issue and it expired on September 25.

WhatsApp, which currently boasts over a billion users, claims that by connecting phone number with Facebook's systems, users can get better friend suggestions and more relevant ads from Facebook.

First Published : Saturday, September 24, 2016 - 11:32




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