WhatsApp is rewriting policies to comply with regulator demands after being issued an enormous fine.
WhatsApp is allowing users to encrypt their backed-up chats, making them unreadable without access to a password or 64-digit encryption key.
WhatsApp said users will soon be able to store end-to-end encrypted backups of their chat history on Google Drive or iCloud.
WhatsApp assures users that no one can see their messages, but the company has an extensive monitoring and regularly shares information with prosecutors.
Record GDPR fine has implications for calculation of GDPR fines and regulatory expectations around transparency rules
The €225 million WhatsAapp fine represents a significant increase from the initial €30m-€50m proposed by the DPC.
Messaging app calls €225m fine for breaking data protection rules ‘entirely disproportionate’.
BEUC filed complaints with the European Commission and the European network of consumer authorities, saying WhatsApp was unfairly pressuring users.
Will Cathcart likens governments’ stance to insisting a 1984 telescreen be installed in every living room.