WhatsApp postpones changes to its Terms and Privacy policy

WhatsApp has decided to postpone until May the entry into force of the changes in its Conditions and Privacy policy, which were initially to take effect on February 8, and has reiterated the protection of conversations with end-to-end encryption that prevents that the company can access its content.

At the beginning of January, WhatsApp users began to see a message warning of changes in the service regarding the data that WhatsApp collects from users and their treatment, as well as regarding the way in which businesses can use Facebook’s hosted services. to store and manage your WhatsApp chats.

In the same message that warned that in order to continue using the messaging service, users had to accept the changes.

The company then told Europa Press that the new policies do not imply material changes in the processing of data for users in the European Union, and that WhatsApp still does not share the data of these users with Facebook in order for the parent company use them to improve products and advertisements.

However, the confusion among users, the company has decided to postpone the date on which these changes will take effect (initially February 8), without this change involving suspensions or deletions of accounts among those who until now had not accepted the message informative, as explained in a statement.

From WhatsApp they also indicate that they will take “a series of measures to clarify the misinformation regarding the way in which privacy and security work in WhatsApp.” Subsequently, and gradually, users will have to review the policy, “at their own pace”, before the new options for companies take effect on May 15.

It has also reiterated that personal conversations on the platform are protected with end-to-end encryption, which means that “neither WhatsApp nor Facebook can see those private messages.”

Leave a Reply





The Supreme Court of Puerto Rico declares the inauguration of Pierluisi as governor unconstitutional

The Supreme Court of Puerto Rico has declared unconstitutional Wednesday the inauguration of Pedro Pierluisi as governor, after the lawsuit filed by the Senate. In...

US judge orders ‘El Chapo’ to appear by video link

New York (AFP) - A US judge has ordered that Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman appear by video link at his next...

Don’t Let the US Import Europe’s Failed Cancer Policies

By Lamar Smith.-With a majority in both the House and Senate and control of the Oval Office, Democratic leaders are excited about the prospect...

59 murders of journalists in 2020

By: Dr. Amín Cruz.-- “In 2020 we have witnessed the relevance of journalism for our democracies and for the protection of human rights. However, the...

The singer-songwriter Draco Rosa starts the divorce process of Ángela Alvarado

Puerto Rican singer / songwriter Draco Rosa began the divorce process that his wife has been for decades, also Puerto Rican Ángela Alvarado, as...
%d bloggers like this: