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Minister worries about the privacy policy of WhatsApp

Minister worries about the privacy policy of WhatsApp

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Minister Ard van der Steur (VVD) of Security and Justice has great concern about the changed privacyvoorwaarde of instant messaging service WhatsApp.

Did the minister Tuesday during Question period in the Second Room. WhatsApp will soon begin sharing information about its users with parent company Facebook.

If users don’t want to, they have a slider in the privacy menu of WhatsApp convert. Van der Steur think that it is not going to do it, and the note about the changed terms of use window, and “do not realize that they make a choice.”

Van der Steur is that users are now actually a new agreement with WhatsApp to engage. “You can share data with Facebook refuse, but then you need agreement read and my concern is that people are not doing that.”

WhatsApp left at the end of last month know that the plan is to have more data to share with parent company Facebook. Then had various European privacywaakhonden, including that of the Netherlands, know that with a lot of interest to follow.

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