WhatsApp to Move Ahead with its Privacy Updates

Wathangi I am with you on this one my biggest concern is that whatapp’s
parent company is FB which hasn’t had the best track record when it comes
to security assurance and privacy practices and so a lack of trust has
built up overtime with us as their users.

So what are our options?

1. Proceed with the app and hope by some miracle our DP Act protects us in
enforcement and implementation
2. Switch to other messaging apps that are not run by big tech companies
who are under scrutiny for data collection

On Wed, 24 Feb 2021 at 8:02 AM, Wathagi Ndungu via kictanet <
kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke> wrote:

> Hi Mwara,
>
> 1.I believe WhatsApp/Facebook has been pretty transparent about the Data
> they will be collecting as seen, so what exactly are we collating?
>
> 2. Personally I called their bluff on the February deletion and shall
> continue to do the same. I will not be accepting the new terms regardless
> of my location at the time their policy comes into force.
>
> Warm Regards,
>
> Joy Wathagi Ndungu
> LIPIT- Master’s Student
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>
> Mwara Gichanga via kictanet <kictanet@lists.kictanet.or.ke> schrieb am
> Mi., 24. Feb. 2021, 05:40:
>
>> Dear listers,
>>
>> Thanks to those who managed to contribute to the discussions yesterday.
>> We are still collating our questions to Facebook regarding this subject.
>> Today let’s talk about what’s at stake with the new terms. To guide our
>> discussions, let’s ponder over these questions:
>>
>> 1. We already have applications that mine our instant generated data from
>> our mobile phones(eg bible apps, mobile lending apps, games etc). What’s
>> different with Whatsapp getting this data?
>>
>> 2. Is there anyone who has accepted these terms already? What’s your
>> experience so far?
>>
>> Lets continue the conversation!
>>
>> Warmly
>> Mwara
>>
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