BEUC files WhatsApp complaints over privacy notice

11/07/2021 | TechCrunch

The European Consumer Organisation (BEUC) along with eight of its members have filed a series of complaints against WhatsApp with the European Commission. The BEUC alleged WhatsApp is unfairly pressuring users to accept its new privacy notice. The complainants argue WhatsApp "failed to explain in plain and intelligible language the nature of the changes." A Facebook spokesperson said the "BEUC's action is based on a misunderstanding of the purpose and effect of the update to our terms of service."

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