WeChat on 28th December announced that the WeChat international version and its website has obtained the Cloud Data Privacy Certification from the data privacy management (DPM). WeChat is among the first batch of mobile based social communication applications getting the certification.
It is learned that the TRUSTed Cloud Data Privacy Certification is based on the application’s performance in five different mobile operating systems (Android, Blackberry, iOS, Symbian and Windows Phone) under the operating environment of 16 languages. This certification proves that the WeChat application has met all the privacy certification requirements set by TRUSTe.
TRUSTed cloud certification ensures:
- Practices such as type of data collected, the data flows, data security measures and data usage policies meet the program requirement criteria
- Elements (underlying technology) comply with a set of program requirements based upon transparency, choice, and accountability
In a word, WeChat is proved to be a safe and powerful chatting app which is getting more and more user base outside of China. Optimistically speaking, we do see a trend that WeChat is uniting the world for the first time that no other social communication tools every achieved before.