WhatsApp is still withdrawing the privacy policy measures

The privacy policy widely criticized by WhatsApp appears to be a major failure: Facebook’s parent has decided not to restrict users who do not agree to the new privacy terms.

In a statement to the edge A company spokesperson said the company decided not to limit the functionality of the app to people who did not accept the new privacy policy after “discussions with authorities and privacy experts.”

WhatsApp’s new privacy policy, which would share app data with other Facebook services, went into effect on May 15. The company said that those who do not agree to the new terms will lose access to some WhatsApp features, such as the ability to access the chat list or make voice and video calls. Not only did this anger some users, it also angered governments.

Explicit consent from users is required to share information. If nothing, the company shouldn’t share the data.

Incidentally, the majority would have agreed, Facebook says. The conditions do not apply in Europe. The data may not be shared there anyway.

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