12 Jul Amazon and WhatsApp Gets Only 2 Stars in 2017 Privacy-Scoring Report
In a 2017 study published by the Electronic Frontiers Foundation (EFF), Amazon and WhatsApp got a low rating of 2 stars out of 5, just above telecommunications carriers AT&T, Comcast, and Verizon.
According to EFF’s report, both technology companies employ the standard best practices of requiring warrant for content, including law-enforcement guidelines. However, they do not have any strong public policies that notify users against government data requests.
EFF urges Amazon and WhatsApp to amend their policies in the coming year to be at par with top online businesses. They also reminded them to publicly promise not to give personal data to the government.
The companies that scored 5 stars in the report includes Adobe, Pinterest, and Dropbox, while tech moguls Google and Apple scored 4 stars in the report.