Privacy concerns have prompted a call for Irish sports clubs to stop using WhatsApp for group chats, as The Irish Times reports.
Experts in the field have suggested that the popular smartphone messaging service, which is owned by Facebook, “does not comply” with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) when used by professional and community organisations.
It’s claimed that the use of the platform by sports clubs, as well as political parties and voluntary organisations, may breach requirements “around the fair and transparent and lawful processing of data, as well as the security, integrity and confidentiality principal in the GDPR”.
The news comes after it emerged the GAA warned its member clubs as early as 2018 that use of WhatsApp risks breaking GDPR, and encouraged them to institute their own managed communications set-ups.
The Irish Times has much more on the story HERE.