WhatsApp Will Delete Your Account If You Don’t Agree Sharing Data With Facebook

The Hacker News

“Respect for your privacy is coded into our DNA,” opens WhatsApp’s privacy policy. “Since we started WhatsApp, we’ve aspired to build our Services with a set of strong privacy principles in mind.”

But come February 8, 2021, this opening statement will no longer find a place in the policy.

The Facebook-owned messaging service is alerting users in India of an update to its terms of service and privacy policy that’s expected to go into effect next month.

The “key updates” concern how it processes user data, “how businesses can use Facebook hosted services to store and manage their WhatsApp chats,” and “how we partner with Facebook to offer integrations across the Facebook Company Products.”

Users failing to agree to the revised terms by the cut-off date will have their accounts deleted, the company said in the notification.

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