- WhatsApp to better cope with the data of people who do not use the service. The privacy issues are resolved, the company abides by the law, reported the Dutch Data Protection Authority (CBP) Tuesday.
The privacy watchdog had WhatsApp reprimanded in 2013. If someone signs up, WhatsApp will have access to the entire address book from his phone, so even people who have no WhatsApp. According to the company, the service does not work otherwise.
The CPB said that WhatsApp now has caused the numbers of non-users are "distorted", making them impossible to trace. Moreover, the distorted numbers are guarded.
With WhatsApp can people send each other free messages, videos and photos. About nine hundred million people use the service.