“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.
However On February 8, 2021, this opening statement will no longer find its place in politics.
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.
Users who disagree with revised terms before the deadline will have their reviews inaccessible, the company said in the notification.
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.
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",