German officials cautioned against using WhatsApp

the Commissioner of the German government on data protection matters Ulrich Kelber warned Federal officials of the country, using WhatsApp may be unsafe. According to him, sending the message, the messenger receives various data about a person.

a Letter Caliber with this warning sent to all Federal ministries of Germany. It is noted that all data collected after sending the messages, WhatsApp can transmit to its owner — company Facebook. So, it can be IP address, location information of the user, the smartphone, while sending the message.

based On these data, we can draw a fairly detailed profile of the person will include information not only about the profession or financial position, but even about his health.

“In this regard, I recommend to use WhatsApp the Federal government had excluded”, — quotes an excerpt from the letter of the official TASS.