WhatsApp eyed by Dutch, Canadian authorities over privacy

01/29/2013 | Mobile Marketer

WhatsApp is being investigated by Canadian and Dutch authorities for alleged violations of privacy. The California-based mobile messaging application is suspected of granting access to a user's entire address book without permission, subjecting it to the joint regulatory scrutiny. "We are very interested in the app industry. It is relatively new and that is a lot of data that is being processed," Dutch Data Protection Authority representative Lysette Rutgers says.

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