Does WhatsApp enable HIPAA compliance?

WhatsApp does not currently define itself as an app that enables HIPAA compliance. Although it’s encrypted end to end, WhatsApp shouldn’t be used for communicating protected health information (PHI).

WhatsApp is one of the most used text messaging apps in the world. After it was bought by Facebook, various security measures such as end-to-end encryption were added. However, currently WhatsApp does not state that it enables HIPAA compliance. For starters, access controls, a BAA, and audit controls would be needed for HIPAA compliance.

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WhatsApp is a popular messaging app used by millions around the globe. It can be used for texting, sharing images, and making phone and video calls.

This web page was updated on September 28, 2022.


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