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Irish Regulator Readies Draft Decisions in First Big Tech Privacy Probes

The first draft decisions by Ireland’s data privacy regulator on probes into some of the world’s biggest technology firms will go for consultation with other EU regulators this year, the lead watchdog for the bloc said on Thursday. Ireland hosts the European headquarters of a number of US technology firms, making Ireland’s Data Protection Commission (DPC) …

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WhatsApp defends its new privacy policy in Delhi High Court

NEW DELHI: Instant messaging platform WhatsApp today opposed in Delhi High Court a plea alleging that privacy of its users has been threatened by a new privacy policy announced by Facebook, saying regulations were in place and the latter does not have access to any data as it provides end-to-end encryption. WhatsApp had made extensive …

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WhatsApp privacy policy challenged in Delhi High Court: 5 things to know

A public interest litigation in the Delhi High Court (HC) challenges the change in WhatsApp’s privacy policy. As a part of a crucial update to the messaging app’s policy, it will now share user data with its parent company, social networking giant Facebook. The litigants have argued that WhatsApp’s terms of service are “deceptive” and …