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WhatsApp clarifies what will happen to users who disagree with the new privacy rules


The world's most popular messenger WhatsApp,owned by the Facebook group of companies, has experienced shock and churn this year after a failed attempt to introduce new privacy rules on February 8. After a flurry of criticism and customers switching to other platforms, the implementation of the new rules was postponed to May 15.

However, the company did not abandon the ideashare individual personal data of users with other firms in the Facebook business empire. The remaining time will be devoted to explaining to users the reasons for the introduction of the new rules and eliminating the "confusion" and misunderstandings that arose after WhatsApp announced the new rules.

It is noteworthy that since 2016, politicsConfidentiality WhatsApp already provides the ability to share some personal data, such as phone numbers or device information, with friendly Facebook companies. Now it is planned to transfer data about the financial activities of clients - their payments and transactions. According to Facebook, this intention is aimed at integrating all of the company's platforms and empowering customers in e-commerce.

In a clarification in the form of an email,sent to one of its clients, WhatsApp representatives, in particular, announced that until May 15, all users will be unobtrusively notified of the need to adopt new rules. Starting from May 15, everyone who has not accepted the new terms will receive limited access to WhatsApp services.

Account functionality restrictions are notadopting the new rules will last for a "short time", the duration of which is defined in the letter as several weeks. At this time, the user will be able to receive calls and notifications, but will no longer be able to read or send messages. At the same time, it is known that according to the rules of WhatsApp, inactive accounts are automatically deleted after 120 days of inactivity and is an irreversible process with the removal of all backups and message history from servers. WhatsApp representatives have already confirmed the authenticity of the released letter.

Source: techcrunch