Since February 18, millions of European users The WhatsApp They received a message when opening the application. Many canceled the connection thinking it was one of the usual privacy policies. But there was a commitment to publish the message by Meta Platforms, a company founded by Mark Zuckerberg, owner of WhatsApp, after requesting clarification on the use of customer information for one of the world’s most used instant messaging platforms.
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How we use data: We have added more detailed information about what data we collect and use, why it is stored, when it is deleted and what services third parties provide us with.
Global Operations: We’ve detailed why we share data internationally to deliver our global service and how to protect that data.
Legal basis for data processing: We have added more information on the legal basis on which we process your data.
That’s it, for the rest nothing changes. End-to-end conversations are always encrypted to prevent third parties from reading and listening to people’s personal chats. Except now everything should be put in black and white, at least for the flag. This mainly concerns Europeans, their personal data, and how it is disclosed in America. We recall that in the past the Irish Commission had imposed a fine of $225 million precisely for violating European law on aggregate We also remember Meta’s response, which threatened to pull WhatsApp, Facebook and Instagram from Europe. Now we shall see if the message sent will be enough to calm the turbulent waters that divide Europe and America. Europe’s deadline for clarification was February 28. In 2021, the Meta was also contested for the exchange of data between one application and another, from Facebook to WhatsApp and vice versa, which would then have been cut off.
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