Bloomberg Law
March 3, 2021, 8:03 PM

South Africa Regulator Concerned Over WhatsApp Privacy Policy

Sebastian Tong
Sebastian Tong
Bloomberg News

South Africa’s Information Regulator is concerned by changes in WhatsApp terms of service, saying it could mean European Union citizens will get “significantly higher privacy protection” than people in South Africa and Africa.

  • Regulator says it has written to Facebook South Africa and provided an analysis of some of its concerns
  • Regulator says it is willing to discuss with Facebook on issues raised
  • NOTE: S. African WhatsApp Group Fights Facebook’s Attempted Removal

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