After a €225 million punishment, WhatsApp has finally updated its privacy policy.

After a €225 million punishment, WhatsApp has finally updated its privacy policy.

Over time, WhatsApp has come under fire for its practises and how it may be utilising users' private information, resulting in many users switching to more secure chat apps like Signal. After a record fine of €225 million, the application has been ordered to alter its privacy policy.

 

In fact, WhatsApp maintains that this does not alter the way it obtains data, but rather fulfils the criteria of European Union privacy authorities in terms of openness.

 

It is expected that the new policy would shortly be implemented in a number of European nations. It should be mentioned that the Irish DPC, the EU's primary privacy regulator for Meta and other social media firms, levied a fine that is claimed to be the largest in history because of WhatsApp's inability to explain its users how it collects data.

 

According to a WhatsApp spokesperson:

Our commitment to user privacy and the way we operate our service, including the way we use and share your data with anyone—including Meta—does not change with this update. End-to-end encryption ensures that no one, not even WhatsApp, can read or listen to your private communications no matter where you are in the globe."

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