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PTA shares WhatsApp’s clarification on new privateness coverage

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PTA shares WhatsApp's clarification on new privacy policy

ISLAMABAD:  The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) on Wednesday  shared the main points issued by WhatsApp concerning the brand new privateness coverage for Pakistani customers.

In a collection of Tweets, the PTA clarified that the data has been “disseminated in good faith as a public service information without any liability whatsoever on the authority as a result of this information”. 

The PTA acknowledged that the privateness coverage will come into impact on February 8, of this yr.

“The rationale for the changes in the WhatsApp privacy policy is to make it easier for people to both make a purchase and get help from a business directly on WhatsApp,” defined the PTA.

“WhatsApp shares certain categories of data – including account registration information (e.g. phone number), how users interact with others (including businesses), and the user’s IP address-with Facebook for purposes such as promoting safety and integrity, fighting spam improving infrastructure & delivery systems, & providing integrations which enable users to connect their WhatsApp experiences with other Facebook Company Products and personalizing content (including ads & friend suggestions) across the Facebook Company Products,” the PTA mentioned quoting the messaging app.

The assertion mentioned that by the brand new phrases of service WhatsApp is making it simpler for individuals to each make a purchase order and get assist from a enterprise by speaking straight on WhatsApp.

“Users will be notified within a chat with a business that has chosen to use Facebook or a third-party to manage their WhatsApp messages so they can choose whether to interact with this business,” it mentioned.

“For the limited categories of data WhatsApp does collect, it takes measures to restrict access to that information. While you may grant WhatsApp access to your contacts to help deliver the messages you send, WhatsApp does not share contact lists with anyone, including Facebook,” added the PTA assertion.

“To help users in Pakistan, WhatsApp has also developed these FAQs: (https://faq.whatsapp.com/general/security-and-privacy/answering-your-questions-about-whatsapps-privacy-policy?lang=ur) in Urdu,” the PTA mentioned.

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