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FG kicks over revised WhatsApp privacy policy, to engage Facebook

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[files] 3D printed Whatsapp and Facebook logos are placed on a computer motherboard in this illustration taken January 21, 2021. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration

The Federal Government has kicked over WhatsApp’s updated privacy policy, stating that it would engage the owners, Facebook, on perceived gray areas.

In a statement at the weekend, the Technical Assistant (Information Technology) to the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Femi Adeluyi, said his principal’s attention had been brought to the development.

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The new rule allows WhatsApp to share information of users on its platform with the parent company, Facebook, and subsidiaries.

The data include user phone numbers, “transaction data, service-related information, information on how you interact with others (including businesses) when using our services, mobile device information and your IP address.”

Furthermore, WhatsApp said non-compliant users risk inaccessibility.

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