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WhatsApp issues clarification amid debate on new privacy policy | GNN HD News

WhatsApp issues clarification amid debate on new privacy policy

WhatsApp issues clarification amid debate on new privacy policy
WhatsApp head Will Cathcart has come up with clarification after public widely expressed concerns over messaging app’s latest privacy policy.

The new privacy policy is under debate for over a week as it has also been trending on Twitter.

In slew of tweets, he writes: “I want to share how committed everyone @WhatsApp is to providing private communication for two billion people around the world. At our core, that’s the ability to message or call loved ones freely protected by end-to-end encryption and that’s not changing”.

He said that with end-to-end encryption no one “cannot see private chats or calls and neither can Facebook”.

“We’re committed to this technology and committed to defending it globally,” he added.

He said that the firm has updated the policy to be transparent and to better describe optional people-to-business features.

“It's important for us to be clear this update describes business communication and does not change WhatsApp’s data sharing practices with Facebook. It does not impact how people communicate privately with friends or family wherever they are in the world”.

He concluded that Whatsapp will continue to develop technology and practices to provide private, secure communications for as many people.