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WhatsApp Privacy Policy, Terms of Service Update Makes Facebook Data Sharing Mandatory

WhatsApp users will be required to either accept the updated privacy policy and terms of service or lose their access to the app from February 8, 2021.

WhatsApp has Updated its privacy policy and terms of services to more readily coordinate with other products and services offered by Facebook. Not at all like the release of another update that adds new features, the messaging application has brought the change quietly recently. It has, notwithstanding, informed Android and iPhone users through an application notice that arose on Tuesday. The notification gives a brief look at the changes of WhatsApp has brought to its security strategy and terms of services. Users have also been given a choice to consent to the update straightforwardly from the full-screen notice.

There are new sections including Transactions and Payments Data just as Location Information to give details on exact information collection by the application. WhatsApp has likewise included specific data for business connections occurring through its messaging application.

“The information we share with the other Facebook Companies includes your account registration information (such as your phone number), transaction data, service-related information, information on how you interact with others (including businesses) when using our Services, mobile device information, your IP address, and may include other information identified in the Privacy Policy section entitled ‘Information We Collect’ or obtained upon notice to you or based on your consent,” WhatsApp noted in a dedicated FAQ section detailing the information it shares to Facebook’s company.

The updated privacy policies and terms of services will come into force on February 8, 2021, the Facebook-owned company informed users through the notification on its application. Users will be needed to acknowledge the updates to continue using WhatsApp on their Devices. This means that if a user won’t accept the new changes, they will lose access to the application. The mandatory nature of the new privacy rules was initially spotted by WhatsApp features tracker WABetaInfo in December.