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Article 29 Working Party’s concerns over data protection compliance by WhatsApp

Published on: 16 November 2017
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Article 29 Working Party’s concerns over data protection compliance by WhatsApp
  • What is the background to the letter?
  • What are the potential implications for companies seeking to ensure that they lawfully process personal data and those advising them under current data protection laws?
  • To what extent are the views of the WP29 helpful in providing guidance on interpreting lawful grounds of processing under the forthcoming GDPR?
  • What are the next steps?

Article summary

Information Law analysis: The Article 29 Working Party (WP29) recently sent a letter to WhatsApp, reiterating concerns about changes to their terms of service and privacy policy. Will Richmond-Coggan, partner and solicitor-advocate at Pitmans Law and head of the firm’s data privacy, media and reputation practice, explains the background to this letter and its potential implications. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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