WhatsApp could close your account if you refuse to share your data with Facebook

The new update of terms of service and privacy policy WhatsApp has caused a great revolt on the network And it is that since the legend began to appear where you have to accept the new terms of service and privacy policy of the famous instant messaging application, many users have begun to express their disagreements on the network.

In your privacy policy, WhatsApp states:

“Respect for your privacy is embedded in our DNA. Since we created WhatsApp, we have wanted to offer our Services taking into account a set of solid principles in terms of confidentiality.

“WhatsApp offers messaging, internet calls and other services around the world, among other services. Our Privacy Policy helps us explain our information practices (including messages). For example, we present the information we collect and the consequences this has for you. We also explain the measures we take to protect the privacy of your personal information, such as designing WhatsApp so that sent messages are not stored and giving you control over who you communicate with through our Services ”.

However On February 8, 2021, this opening statement will no longer find its place in politics.

The messaging service owned by Facebook is alerting users to an update of its terms of service and privacy policy which is expected to go into effect next month.

The 'key updates' they relate to the way WhatsApp handles user data, "How companies can use Facebook-hosted services to store and manage their WhatsApp chats" and "how we partner with Facebook to offer integrations into Facebook company products."

Mandatory changes allow WhatsApp to share more user data with other Facebook companies, including account registration information, phone numbers, transaction data, service information and platform interactions, information on mobile devices, IP address and other collected data:

“Currently, WhatsApp shares certain categories of information with Facebook entities. The information we share with other Facebook entities includes your account registration information (such as your phone number), transaction data, information related to services, information about how you interact with others, including companies.

Updates to the WhatsApp privacy policy and terms follow Facebook's "privacy-driven vision" to integrate WhatsApp, Instagram and Messenger and provide a more consistent experience for users across all of its services.

Users who disagree with revised terms before the deadline will have their reviews inaccessible, the company said in the notification.

WhatsApp's Terms of Service were last updated on January 28, 2020, while its current privacy policy was applied on July 20, 2020.

The products of the Facebook company refer to the social media giant's family of services, including its flagship app Facebook, Messenger, Instagram, Boomerang, Threads, Portal-branded devices, Oculus VR headset (when using an account of Facebook), Facebook Shops, Spark AR Studio, Audience Network, and the NPE Team apps.

However, it does not include Workplace, Free Basics, Messenger Kids and Oculus products linked to Oculus accounts.

What has changed in your privacy policy?

By updating your privacy policy, the company is expanding the "Information you provide" section with details about the payment account and transaction information collected from purchases made through the application and has replaced the "section" Affiliates "with a new section" How we work with other Facebook companies "that explains in detail how you use and share the information collected from WhatsApp with other Facebook products or third parties.

This includes promoting safety, security and integrity, provide portal and Facebook Pay integrations and last but not least "improve your services and user experiences", as well as how to make user suggestions (for example, friends or group relationships, or interesting content) , personalize features and content, help you with purchases and transactions, and post relevant offers and advertising on Facebook company products. "

One section that has undergone a major rewrite is "Information Collected Automatically", which covers "Usage and Log Information",


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  1.   Angel Red said

    The US antitrust authorities have denounced Facebook. Due to monopolistic practices, if they win the trial, they would have to sell WhatsApp, and Instagram. It will not be that Facebook is afraid of losing that data, if you lose your mind.