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Whatsapp and the new terms for privacy: do not panic! What really changes?



Whatsapp and the new terms for privacy: do not panic! What really changes?


In the past few days, all users Whatsapp have received a notice from the company informing them of new terms of service regarding Privacy. But what changes actually for those who use the popular messaging app on a daily basis?

The answer is very simple: absolutely nothingand continuing to read the article we will explain why.

Let’s go in order: according to i new terms of servicein order to continue using Whatsapp it seems to be necessary to consent to the sharing your data with Facebook, which took over the popular messaging app now nearly 7 years ago. Reading about this news, several users, considering it extremely harmful to their privacy, have decided to move en masse to other app messaging such as Telegram or Signal, advising their contacts to do the same.

However, it is good to specify how the new terms relating to privacy do not affect European users, as in the Old Continent the GDPR, acronym for General Data Protection Regulation. The legislation in question, aimed precisely at strengthening the protection of users’ personal data, prevents this type of data processing. In this regard, Whatsapp itself, through a spokesperson, said:

There are no changes to the methods of sharing Whatsapp data in the European Region, including the United Kingdom, deriving from the updating of the terms of service and the Privacy Policy. We do not share European area user data with Facebook for the purpose of allowing Facebook to use this data to improve its products or advertisements.

So, unless you are reading us from a country outside the European Union, you can sleep peacefully: your data will not be shared with Facebook and you will be able to accept without hesitation the new terms of service.

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