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WhatsApp postpones privacy update after global backlash

By Amy Miller
  • 15 Jan 2021 17:43
  • 17 Jan 2021 20:25
Facebook-owned WhatsApp has postponed a planned privacy update after facing a fierce backlash from users —and regulators — around the globe, the company announced today.
WhatsApp said the changes will now take effect May 15 instead of Feb. 8 to give users more time to review them (see here).


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Amy Miller

Senior Correspondent

Amy is responsible for the coverage of an array of regulatory and litigation issues pertaining to the Internet, including privacy, data security and antitrust. Formerly a legal reporter for the ALM media group, Miller has closely followed legal trends in Silicon Valley and covered corporate legal departments for online and print publications including The American Lawyer, Corporate Counsel, and The Recorder. Miller is a graduate of Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and is an award-winning journalist with expertise ranging from education and legal reporting to computer-assisted reporting.

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