The notification includes key updates that will increase the company’s authority over user data and allow businesses to store and manage WhatsApp chats using Facebook’s services.
Facebook will be able to connect WhatsApp to its other services.
Users who have been using the WhatsApp for years must agree to these terms and conditions by February 8, 2021, to continue using the application.
However, most of the users are angry over this change of WhatsApp and this anger was also expressed by them on the social networking website Twitter.
The Federal Minister said that such policy changes should be brought after extensive consultation instead of a one-sided approach.
#WhatsAppPrivacyPolicy allows data sharing of consumers sensitive information,@MinistryofST is considering introducing a strong data protection law to protect citizens privacy,instead of unilateral approach such policy changes should have been made after wider consultation pic.twitter.com/Ays3XfMNZ3
— Ch Fawad Hussain (@fawadchaudhry) January 10, 2021
WhatsApp chief Will Cathcart has tried to explain that users will not be affected by the new policy.
“With end-to-end encryption, we cannot see your private chats or calls and neither can Facebook. We’re committed to this technology and committed to defending it globally,” he said.
He tweeted a link to WhatsApp security where it was explained in detail.
With end-to-end encryption, we cannot see your private chats or calls and neither can Facebook. We’re committed to this technology and committed to defending it globally. You can read more here: https://t.co/YpR5RaGoW1
— Will Cathcart (@wcathcart) January 8, 2021