In May 2018, the new and standardized General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will take effect, and companies need to start preparing for it. We will explain what is changing.
Using WhatsApp as a company poses problems when it comes to the German Data Protection Act, because contacts from the user’s cell phone are transferred to WhatApp’s servers. Corporate users of the service could be held liable (accompanied by significant monetary penalties!), because they are aware of this. Attorneys therefore unanimously recommend not using WhatsApp for professional purposes.