By Amy Goodman, reporting from Washington, D.C.—Two days before the presidential election, the former chief executive of a tech company is being sued by a woman who claims that the company’s app sent her intimate pictures of herself without her consent.
The woman, a former WhatsApp user, is seeking to force the social network to disclose what the app knows about its users.
She alleges that WhatsApp has violated her privacy by “unintentionally and unreasonably exposing her private life to strangers without her permission.”
WhatsApp said in a statement: We take the privacy of our users very seriously.
We have a strong commitment to protecting your personal information, including your IP address and other details about your device, which helps us provide you with the best possible experience.
As part of a lawsuit filed in San Francisco, the woman alleged that she sent a text message to her ex-husband, who was also an WhatsApp user at the time, on March 15, 2016.
The message was titled, “I just want to thank you for the amazing friendship you have made with my husband,” according to the lawsuit.
The text said: I love you so much.
I know that we are the happiest we’ve ever been together and that we’ve been able to make amazing memories together.
I think it is only natural that we both wanted to share these intimate moments together.
In a statement, WhatsApp said it is aware of the woman’s claim and is working to investigate the matter.
“We take the safety of our community and our users extremely seriously, and we are committed to ensuring the privacy and security of all of our customers,” the company said.
In its statement, the lawsuit claimed that the woman has no idea that the photos were sent to her husband without her knowledge.
WhatsApp, however, did not deny the allegations.
It said that it does not store any user data on WhatsApp servers, which means that WhatsApp cannot provide an explanation of the photo exchange.
“If the person making these allegations is a user of WhatsApp, WhatsApp does not hold the photo on its servers for any other purpose than that of providing an intimate, private and private family moment,” the statement read.
“It is our policy to never share user information about our users with anyone other than those who have asked for it.
If we are asked, we simply delete the photo from our servers.
The photo is never stored on our servers and can never be returned.”
The woman filed the lawsuit against the company in June, but it was not filed until January after the election, according to a court filing.
The filing, filed by a San Francisco attorney named Peter A. Schild, argues that the case is “without merit,” noting that WhatsApp was created in 2004 and has been operating since 2007.
The lawsuit says the company does not know who the woman is and that the photo is not in the user’s hands.
The lawsuit seeks unspecified damages.
The case could have far-reaching implications for the privacy rights of millions of people across the world, as technology companies struggle to keep up with demands for more personal data.
While the lawsuit focuses on the U.S., other legal actions are being filed against the same companies in Europe and Asia.
A spokesman for WhatsApp declined to comment, but a spokesman for Facebook said in an email that the social networking company does “not have any current policies governing the storage of user data.”
“Whatsapp is committed to providing a secure, secure environment that protects the privacy, safety, security, and integrity of our user data,” the spokesman said.