We hope to resolve some rumors and make it 100% clear that we will continue to protect your private messages through end-to-end encryption. pic.twitter.com/6qDnzQ98MP
-WhatsApp (@WhatsApp) January 12, 2021
Please keep in mind that European companies and users in other countries will have different policies because the company has reached an agreement with the European Union to protect citizens.
The Irish Data Protection Commission is already investigating data transfer between WhatsApp and Facebook
This Irish Data Protection Commission (DPC) Said on saturday Other EU DPA At the end of last year, I received a copy of Transparency of data exchange between Facebook and WhatsApp. The investigation began when the GDPR began to apply in 2018.
“As you know, since 2018, DPC has been investigating the transparency of WhatsApp Ireland’s compliance with Articles 12 to 14 of the GDPR, including compliance with the transparency of information shared with Facebook. DPC tentative conclusion After this investigation, we sent the draft decision to our EU data protection agency on December 24, 2020 (encoding and decoding procedures have been started in accordance with Article 60 of the GDPR), and we are waiting to receive you Comments on this draft decision.”
DCP said in the statement.
“When the process is completed and the final decision is issued, it will clarify the transparency standards that the EU data protection agency clearly requires WhatsApp to comply with.“, he explained.
In the portal TenchCruch GDPR also has other information about other research course Together with the tech giants, which includes some complaints EU privacy non-profit organization NOYB in May 2018 (According to the so-called “mandatory consent”).