The new WhatsApp privacy policy is in place: your data will be shared with    Facebook.WhatsApp, the messaging platform owned by Facebook, updated its Privacy Policy.

All users received a notification stating that the service will now share user data with other Facebook companies.

This is in stark contrast to knowing “as little as possible” that WhatsApp first promised when it was acquired by Facebook in 2014.

Although users have so far been able to disable this feature, if they do not want their data to be owned by the parent company as of February 8, they have only one option: uninstall the app and stop using the service.

What information will be collected?
Some of the information that WhatsApp collects and will share includes location data, IP addresses, phone model, operating system, battery level, signal strength, browser, mobile network, ISP, language, time zone and even IMEI. How you texted, searched, what groups you joined, status, profile photo, last time online, etc. There is also information about.

WhatsApp even added a separate section called “Transactions and Payment data” stating that the platform will process additional information even for payments made through the application. While the company will present its unique identifiers to other Facebook Companies, it claims this is for analytical purposes.

The Privacy Policy is spreading globally, but users in the European Union only received one bullet in their notifications. Thanks to stricter privacy legislation known as the GDPR, WhatsApp users’ data in 27 European countries will not be shared with third parties.


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