Under Irish Regulator Pressure: WhatsApp Updates Its Privacy Policy

Following the Irish privacy regulator’s August 2021 decision to fine WhatsApp EUR 255,000,000 for violation of the transparency obligation under GDPR, the messaging app changed its privacy policy. The amended policy now provides users with further information about the collection, storage and usage of their personal data and about WhatsApp’s third-party service providers.

Although WhatsApp has changed its privacy policy, it is still adamant that the Data Protection Commissioner’s decision is wrong and is currently appealing the decision to the High Court in Ireland.