WhatsApp is in a huge controversy after the organisation decided to send out a notification reportedly asking for permission to share data with Facebook. Nevertheless, the messenger app has clarified its move by sharing an official statement about its data-sharing clause in the updated Terms and Conditions. So, here is everything you need to know about what the Facebook-owned app has to say.
The updated WhatsApp Terms and Conditions say, "As part of the Facebook Companies, WhatsApp receives information from and shares information (see here) with, the other Facebook Companies. We may use the information we receive from them, and they may use the information we share with them, to help operate, provide, improve, understand, customize, support, and market our Services and their offerings, including the Facebook Company Products."
Nevertheless, in the recent official statement, the messenger application said that the data-sharing practices with Facebook have not changed. The organisation mentions that the changes in the policy will come into effect from next month that is February 8, 2021, and the data sharing will happen between Facebook Business and WhatsApp Business accounts. People who use this medium for instant messaging and not for business purposes will remain unaffected.
The update does not change WhatsApp's data sharing practices with Facebook and does not impact how people communicate privately with friends or family wherever they are in the world. WhatsApp remains deeply committed to protecting people's privacy. We are communicating directly with users through WhatsApp about these changes so they have time to review the new policy over the course of the next month.