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A little privacy, please: SA gathers allies to take on Facebook, WhatsApp

Regulator’s chairperson suggests to parliament that the social media giants appear before MPs over privacy concerns

Presidency reporter

The Information Regulator of SA wants social media giant Facebook and WhatsApp to appear before parliament to explain a recent privacy policy that had users up in arms.

The regulator is the custodian of Protection of Personal Information Act.

Chairperson of the regulator Pansy Tlakula said: “I think we need to take this giant on and say to it, it can’t be business as usual. They cannot willy-nilly abuse the personal information of users.”..

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