Yesterday, a news release by the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC) informed the public of its recent findings following an investigation into the WhatsApp, also known as WhatsApp messenger (the report of findings can be read here). For the OPC, this investigation is a first in that is was done in collaboration with the Dutch Data Protection Agency.
WhatsApp is a cross is a “cross-platform mobile messaging app”, as described on its website. The investigation looked into whether or not the application contravened certain Principles of the Personal Information and Electronic Documents Protection Act. . . . [more]