WhatsApp announced on Friday that it will delay the update until May 15th, because of misinformation causing concern, stating “We’re also going to do a lot more to clear up the misinformation around how privacy and security works on WhatsApp. We’ll then go to people gradually to review the policy at their own pace before new business options are available on May 15.”
The SA Department of Justice & Constitutional Development made the following statement:
The Regulator will engage with Facebook after the completion of the analysis.
The Regulator remains committed to ensuring the protection of personal information of South African citizens.”