Tue, 28 Mar 2023 Today's Paper

Whatsapp: New privacy policy, terms of service to monitor users’ activities: ITSSL

9 January 2021 12:25 pm - 7     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


The new terms and conditions of privacy policy of Whatsapp app would allow Facebook to monitor the activities of its  users through the Whatsapp app and use that data for commercial purposes, the Information Technology Society of Sri Lanka (ITSSL) said.  

The updated privacy policy and terms of service  of Whatsapp app will come into force on February 8, 2021, the Facebook-owned company informed users through the notice on its app. Users will be required to accept the updates to continue using WhatsApp on their devices.

"Therefore, in order to use the WhatsApp app from February 8, users will have to agree to the new terms and new set of personal policies laid down by Whatsapp, and users who do not wish to agree to it, will lose the opportunity to use the Whatsapp social media platform from February 8," ITSSL Head Rajeev Yasiru Kuruwitage said.

  Comments - 7

  • Sokrates Saturday, 09 January 2021 03:05 PM

    Send Whatsapp to hell. Do not agree to the new terms.

    Unknown Saturday, 09 January 2021 05:39 PM

    Holy hell socrates i thought you were dead.Bruh you alive

    Seb Saturday, 09 January 2021 05:29 PM

    I use Signal, an amazing app similar to WhatsApp but total privacy

    Yoga Saturday, 09 January 2021 05:53 PM

    Time to leave WhatsApp and other social medias including Facebook

    Concerned citizen Saturday, 09 January 2021 07:04 PM

    This is NOTHING but losing ones privacy

    Hiran Wikramanayake Saturday, 09 January 2021 07:09 PM

    It's time to move back to Viber!

    Ilyas Monday, 11 January 2021 02:12 PM

    This is monopoly from one social media network to another, it is just a matter of time before people realize that all of this so called collected data will end up in the lap of the privileged to do as they please.

Add comment

Comments will be edited (grammar, spelling and slang) and authorized at the discretion of Daily Mirror online. The website also has the right not to publish selected comments.

Reply To:

Name - Reply Comment

Import of South Indian eggs: Sri Lanka walks on Indian eggshells

With the increase in egg prices the government decided to import eggs to regu

Wokeism: Is it destructive, or are you afraid of change? A response

In order to critically discuss a movement, we must first understand its etymo

Defeat in Ananthapuram Battle denoted the LTTE’s end

Many battles were fought during the long war between the Sri Lankan armed for

Wokeism: A Weapon of Mass Destruction?

When can one say they’ve had enough of being in a state of ‘wokeness’ a