Once we have accepted the new policy agreement “We will share some of your account information with Facebook and the Facebook family of companies, like the phone number you verified when you registered with WhatsApp, as well as the last time you used our service,” the new terms of service say. The shared information will include-the name of our device, our online status, usage and other log info.
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Maybe Unfair but yes Surely Legal!
The news of WhatsApp’s updated policy is hitting a buzz globally. Some users have even filed a petition to court complaining that “WhatsApp is now compromising the rights of user”. Regardless of all these objections the court has stated that all these changes are fairly legal. The only way in which it would have been illegal was if the company performed all this without user consent or without the opt-out option.
Is it mandatory to accept the changes?
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WhatsApp has been safeguarding our security since a long time and has assured us that all this info will not be used for advertising purpose or to increase the spammer attacks. When WhatsApp introduced its end-to-end encryption it was informed to each and every single user. But this time the changes are not been pre informed and will be only mentioned in the terms and conditions page (which most of us not even read before accepting). WhatsApp has ensured us that the new policy will not breach our privacy and is only created in order to enhance our user experience in a much more delighted way!