WhatsApp: New privacy rule starting tomorrow; See key points
Tomorrow (15) a new policy begins Aggregate Act The WhatsApp, A decision that has been the subject of controversy in recent months. That’s because the new rule requires users to share data with Facebook to continue using the app. In addition, people who do not yet accept the new terms will lose the functionality of the messaging program.
According to the company, the goal is to integrate WhatsApp with other social networks for Mark ZuckerbergFacebook, Instagram. Thus, data sharing can be used to display more personalized ads, improve friend suggestions, and target content, among other things.
The rule states that neither WhatsApp nor The social networking site Facebook They can view private messages, listen to calls, share contacts, or locate users.
With the announcement of the new policy in January, the number of downloads from other messaging programs increased. a Telegram and signalFor example, it reached # 1 on the list of most downloadeds App Store Its doing Google apps. Government agencies around the world have also questioned the change, including Brazil.
With the fallout, the company tried to defend itself. A few days after the announcement, the Messenger released a chart on his profile at Twitter Explain what WhatsApp can and cannot do. He said in the post: “We want to address some rumors and be 100% clear, and continue to protect your private messages through end-to-end encryption.”
We want to address some of the rumors and be 100% clear, we continue to protect your private messages with end-to-end encryption. pic.twitter.com/6qDnzQ98MP
– Whatsapp Whatsapp) January 12, 2021
As criticism poured in, the Messenger postponed the deadline for admission – which would be until February 8th – to May 15.
What happens to someone who does not accept
Last week, WhatsApp announced this Accounts will not be deleted anymore From users who do not accept the new terms. However, resources will become increasingly limited over time.
You will not be able to access the chat list or reply to messages through the app, only via cell phone notifications. After a few weeks of using the app in the limited mode, WhatsApp should stop sending messages, notifications, or calls to the smartphone. Thus, the user will not be able to make the messaging program function normally again only when he accepts the new privacy terms.
Twists and turns
On Friday afternoon (14), the National Data Protection Authority (ANPD) stated that users who have not yet accepted the new rules, will be able to use the app for at least another 90 days without any restrictions. The decision to postpone the deadline was considered jointly by the National Consumer Trust (Senacon), the Federal Public Ministry (MPF) and the Administrative Board of Economic Defense (Cade).
ANPD director Niran Rapello told News The three months will be devoted to agencies to analyze the situation in search of solutions. According to her, during this period, no user will be harmed for not accepting the terms.
It is worth noting that WhatsApp launched earlier this month a file WhatsApp PayThe app’s new payment function, which promises to improve the user experience.
So, did you accept the new terms? Tell us in the comments!