Tech giant, Facebook has defended its proposed data sharing scheme with messaging application, WhatsApp.
The Director of Global Products Partnership at Facebook, Mr Ime Archibong, explained the reasons for the policy on Wednesday in Lagos State, southwest Nigeria.
“One of the policy changes that we made recently was all about trying to make sure we could unlock the business user connections that already exist,” he said.
Archibong esplained the plan would enable small scale business owners to leverage on WhatsApp, as a powerful platform for their businesses.
He also expressed optimism that the development would contribute greatly to the growth of Africa and the world at large.
“It is going to be really good for the continent. It will be really good for countries around the world and I’m pretty excited about it,” he said.