Cyber Alert! Top Pakistan IT body advises people to no share sensitive data via WhatsApp
Under the new policy, the messaging app will share the data about users’ location, IP address, phone and network operator details including IMEI, the NITB warned. It also said that personal data of a user including monetary transaction and payments will also be shared by WhatsApp.
The Pakistani body has issued a slew of advices to public about how using Whatsapp after the new privacy policies are implemented. It said, "Do not share sensitive information/ documents via WhatsApp at any cost."
Meanwhile, in response to the messaging app's announcement, Federal Minister for Information Technology Amin ul Haq said Friday that working on developing WhatsApp alternate, named Smart Office, is underway, adding that the locally-developed app is currently in testing phase.
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