Hong Kong privacy watchdog urges WhatsApp to pump brakes on policy changes, offer alternatives for users

Hong Kong’s privacy watchdog on Monday urged WhatsApp to delay a February 8 deadline for users to agree to controversial new terms – namely having their personal data shared with its parent company Facebook – or face being blocked from key features on the messaging service.Defending its privacy policy, WhatsApp has insisted “no additional data” other than what it already collects will be shared with Facebook under the change. But many of the city’s users have nonetheless switched, or are…

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