What will happen if the user does not accept the WhatsApp policy?
How to accept WhatsApp new policy
That’s the only way you can agree to the update as of now. If you are not seeing the pop-up, chances are you have already accepted the new WhatsApp policy.
WhatsApp later issued a clarification that the new policy affects only your communication with businesses. Your personal chats and calls will remain end-to-end encrypted, as before, which means neither it nor Facebook will be able to see users’ private messages or hear their calls. The company further tried to clarify that it does not keep logs of who people message or call, as well as their shared location (neither, can Facebook), and share users’ contacts with Facebook. This does not mean that WhatsApp doesn’t share any information with Facebook.
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It’s worth mentioning that there are no changes to WhatsApp’s data-sharing practices in Europe arising from this update. “WhatsApp does not share European Region WhatsApp user data with Facebook for the purpose of Facebook using this data to improve its products or ads,” WhatsApp’s director of policy for Europe Niamh Sweeney said in a tweet. The changes apply to regions outside Europe. In case you were wondering why Europe gets the option to not have data shared with Facebook, it’s due to the strict GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) that protects its citizens from misuse of their private data.