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Whatsapp to share privacy data with Facebook


WhatsApp to share privacy data with Facebook under its new policy

8 January 2021

Staff Reporter/PretoriaLIVE

PRETORIA – The world’s most popular instant messaging platform WhatsApp has updated its privacy policy which says that the service will now be sharing user data with other Facebook companies.

This new policy will mean that users can now no longer be able to opt out and if they don’t want to have their private data shared with Facebook they have only one solution, to uninstall the application and stop using the service.

The information to be shared with Facebook include, “Location data, payment gateways, IP addresses, phone model, Operating System, battery level, signal strength, browser, mobile network, ISP, language, time zone, and even IMEI,” said WhatsApp in the new privacy policy.

“There’s also the information about how you are messaging, calling, what groups you are attending, the Status, the profile photo, last time the you were online, etc.”
Under the latest update, businesses will be allowed to use Facebook-hosted services to store and manage their

WhatsApp chats. WhatsApp will also store the data in data centres owned by Facebook throughout the world. Thanks to tighter and strict privacy legislation better known as GDPR, the WhatsApp users in 27 European countries will not have their data shared with third parties.