Here is what will happen if you accept the new terms of service
You recently received a message from WhatsApp that told you to accept certain conditions and you pressed Accept without reading anything? We explain what it means.
The notice published on WhatsApp reads: “By tapping I accept you accept the new terms in effect from 15 May 2021. After that date you will need to accept the new terms to continue using WhatsApp".
What data will WhatsApp share with Facebook?
From that date, therefore, WhatsApp will start sharing user data with the parent company, Facebook.
Which? Names, profile photos, status updates, telephone numbers, contacts, make and model (and related characteristics) of the smartphone used, operating system used (Android, iOS), telephone company.
If in the past this could have been voluntary, in February it will become compulsory. Many, on the web and on social networks, have risen, threatening to delete WhatsApp, Facebook and Instagram, to switch to Telegram and other platforms.This is the notification sent by WhatsApp to all its users
For European users it doesn't change much. The clarification by WhatsApp
After this media "encirclement", WhatsApp was forced to respond that the new terms of service to which European users (meaning all of Europe, including the United Kingdom and Switzerland) will have to give consent DO NOT also include data sharing with Facebook.
This is because in the European Union the GDPR Compliance, the regulation for the protection of personal data. Continuing, Sweeney states: “We clearly state this concept at the following address: https://faq.whatsapp.com/general/security-and-privacy/how-we-work-with-the-facebook-companies“.
So national users (and from other European countries) can rest assured?
To a certain extent, yes. In the future, however, if WhatsApp wants to make the same changes here in Europe as well, it could only do so after an agreement with the Irish Data Protection Commission. He will do it? Nobody can know.
The only certain thing is that after the acquisition of WhatsApp by Facebook in 2014 for the stratospheric figure of 19 billion dollars, it seems that the time has come to go to the cashier. And the European market is too greedy not to have to be exploited.