WhatsApp delays enforcement of privacy changes in Brazil

According to ZDNet, the full enforcement of WhatsApp’s new privacy policy has been delayed in Brazil as local authorities investigate the data privacy implications for users. The decision follows a series of discussions between Facebook and Brazil’s National Data Protection Authority (ANPD), national consumer body Senacon, the Federal Prosecution Service and competition authority Cade. In a statement, the Brazilian authorities indicated that ‘WhatsApp has informed that it will not close any account, and that no user in Brazil will lose access to the application’s features in the 90-day period after May 15 as a result of the enforcement of the new privacy policy and the new terms of service’.