04/10/2021

IAPP

What you need to know about the DPC's WhatsApp decision

Ireland’s Data Protection Commission announced on the 2nd of September to fine WhatsApp €225m. In its ruling, the DPC concluded that WhatsApp failed to provide adequate privacy information to users, as required by EU GDPR—to make privacy information available in an easily accessible form. As a result, it also failed to comply with the overarching transparency principle. In this article, the IAPP breaks down the ruling and examines how privacy notices need to convey more detailed information.

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