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WhatsApp ban for teachers in Wintherthur

National News // By Tay Kinnear // Jan. 31, 2019

Teachers in Winterthur in canton Zurich have been banned from using WhatsApp to communicate with parents and students.

Pixabay WhatsApp ban for teachers in Wintherthur

The city’s education office says its following advice from the canton’s data commissioner who says the app is a privacy risk as it forwards all contacts to Facebook – although users point out the app needs permission to do that.

WhatsApp groups have become a popular way for schools to stay in touch with students and parents.

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