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WhatsApp will not share your contact information: SA information Regulator

Source: SABC

In January, the Facebook-claimed informing level WhatsApp knowledgeable customers it become putting in every other safety strategy, beneath which it is able to percentage some information, such as vicinity and smartphone numbers, with Facebook and its exceptional units like Instagram and Courier. 

Facebook Inc cannot share any touch records it gathers from WhatsApp customers in South Africa with its one of a kind houses with out first obtaining authorisation from the united states's Data Controller (IR), the workplace said on Wednesday. 

In January, the Facebook-claimed informing level WhatsApp educated clients it was putting in another protection strategy, underneath which it is able to share a few statistics, inclusive of area and smartphone numbers, with Facebook and its different gadgets like Instagram and Courier. 

The flow has started out response among clients in South Africa and some place else, and incited numerous to decide on adversary administrations like Sign or Message. 

"WhatsApp cannot with out acquiring in advance authorisation from the IR cycle any contact information of its customers for a cause aside from the only for which the range was explicitly proposed at assortment

with the factor of connecting that facts mutually with facts handled with the aid of different Facebook agencies,"the controller stated. 

The controller said its choice turned into as per segment fifty seven of the Assurance of Individual Data Act, South Africa's statistics security regulation. 

The workplace likewise stated that it has kept in touch with Facebook South Africa and illustrated its hobbies approximately the corporation's protection method.

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