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WhatsApp privacy policy update: Everything you need to know – After WhatsApp’s announcement about the new privacy policy, the company has been involved in controversies. The update that would continue from February 8 has been postponed to May 15. The new update policy has already been criticized by users around the world. In its own terms, WhatsApp does not interfere with personal chats, but it does allow businesses to offer users a new personalized experience.

So the confusion is all over the world, some may have misinterpreted it. Issues such as the implementation of the policy, the timing of its implementation, what type of data will be shared and the effect if you disagree with the policy are not clear. Here is clear information about the policy.

From when Whatsapp’s privacy policy will be applicable

First, WhatsApp declared the new privacy policy in January and planned to make it applicable from February 8. But with the outrage of users around the world, WhatsApp was losing users to Signal and Telegram. The company tried to convince its users by providing them with some clarification about the new update. Eventually, they change the date for the implementation of Whatsapp’s new privacy policy until May 15, 2021.

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What kind of data will be shared when agreeing to Whatsapp’s privacy policy?

Since the first announcement, WhatsApp has already clarified the fact that the new update policy is aimed primarily at the business account. Once the user accepts the new policy, their data, such as phone numbers and transaction data, will be shared. The instant messaging platform said the new privacy policy will not affect your personal conversations with friends and family. Whatsapp added on its blog that it provides end-to-end encryption for private messages and does not maintain a history of calls and messages from its users.

The controversy fueled conversations about sharing information with Facebook, which generated these outraged criticisms. The company clarified that the update does not expand its ability to share personal data with its parent company. They added that users’ location is not visible and contacts are also not shared with Facebook. But that does not mean that WhatsApp does not share information, they already share a large amount of information with Facebook.

They shared a blog where they clarify that the company shares information such as account registration number or phone number, information about transactions or purchases, some information related to services, interaction with companies, IP address, and information from mobile devices based on the permission of the users.

What happens if you don’t agree with the new Whatsapp policy?

Although they did not provide in-depth details about the problem, they did mention that if any user does not accept the new policy, they will not be able to use all of its functionality.

On their own terms company said, for a short time, users can receive calls and message notifications, but they cannot read or send messages. The company added that users have time to accept the updated policy after 15 May 2021, and inactive user accounts are usually deleted after 120 days permanently.

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