Brazilian agencies call for postponement of WhatsApp privacy changes

According to ZDNet, Brazilian authorities have asked WhatsApp to postpone the introduction of its new privacy policy based on concerns over data protection and consumer rights. The request was jointly issued by Brazil’s data protection authority, its national consumer body, the Federal Prosecution Service and its competition authority. Failure to comply could lead to action from the federal prosecutor, in addition to other measures that may be applied by other Brazilian authorities. The recommendations outlined by the Brazilian authorities include delaying the roll-out of the privacy policy, until a number of points related to the new privacy framework are addressed.