WhatsApp and plenty of other instant messaging apps such Facebook, Telegram, Line, Skype, and others are increasingly has become the essential part of IT business organizations. All of the technological creatures in the shape of social messaging apps have the great piece of influence on the corporate sector no time ever before.
Bosses and employees are using these instant messengers for business purposes and get ultimate advantages, because these are, efficient, accurate, with user-friendly interface and far faster than email and enhance the communication process at a workplace and increase the productivity. On the other hands, WhatsApp has devastating effects with regard to uses cases, data security, administration, ecosystem integration, and support. Let’s describe how it is logical and to the point.
WhatsApp is Devastating about Business Data Security
WhatsApp business app usually stores the address book of employees; it may have the secret documents in the shape of customer data or company’s confidential reports. However, WhatsApp has introduced encryption, but even then previously potential attackers have exploited WhatsApp flaws and user’s encrypted chats. But the messenger does have announced enterprise-grade encryption for i.e metadata, storage on the gadgets and devices and last but not the least storage on the servers.
Moreover, the social media apps are a free online service that needs to require user data to make a living. WhatsApp further has announced to make revenue through business allowing people to communicate with the customers. However such type of business model needs to have complete information of users in conflict with the minimal use of personal data, general data reduction and last but not the least complete data protection.
WhatsApp is actually Cloud Service Located in the USA
The absence of data security laws and the maximum surveillance in the US, the entire cloud services are based in the US don’t make sure for significantly data protection is needed for the business enterprises and for employees and customers. However, it is related to the European based business companies that follow European laws and get strong data protection for the business and for customers as well. Therefore, uncontrolled WhatsApp data security at a workplace may ruin the business and become the possibility of data breaching, cyberslacking, and phishing attacks.