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WhatsApp scraps May 15 deadline globally for acceptance of privacy policy update (correct*)

By Freny Patel
  • 07 May 2021 13:09
  • 18 May 2021 21:47
Facebook-owned WhatsApp has scrapped a May 15 deadline for users to accept its controversial privacy policy update. This is a global decision, its spokesperson told MLex, adding that no accounts will be deleted.
WhatsApp faces severe worldwide backlash, especially in India where court cases have mounted challenging the controversial policy

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Freny Patel


Freny has been covering antitrust law, M&A and regulations for over a decade, serving as Asia editor at Policy and Regulatory Report. Prior to joining as an editor at Mergermarket, she headed the banking bureau of a leading Indian financial daily, Business Standard. When India privatized the insurance sector, she had her own column in The Observer.

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