Italian DPA Investigates Texting App

Author:Mr Daniel McLoon, Mauricio F. Paez, Kevin D. Lyles, Todd S. McClelland, Jeff Rabkin, Adam Salter, Michiru Takahashi, Undine von Diemar, Paloma Bru, Olivier Haas, Jörg Hladjk, Richard J. Johnson, Anand Varadarajan, Nicole M. Perry and Alexa L. Sendukas
Profession:Jones Day

On September 27, the Italian DPA (Garante per la protezione dei dati personali) announced (source document in Italian and English) an investigation into privacy policy changes made to a texting app's user accounts. In particular, the DPA seeks detailed information on: (i) data categories that the app is making available to a social media platform; (ii) mechanisms to obtain user consent; and (iii) how users can exercise...

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