WhatsApp, which has millions of users worldwide, is not on the agenda due to the new user agreement. The application, which requests permission to access all data, will be disabled even if it is not allowed. There are also false claims due to the seriousness of the situation.
Is our data sold to Facebook with a WhatsApp contract?
Comments have been made on the new user agreement updated by WhatsApp, the messaging platform that encrypts end-to-end messages on social media. It is said that WhatsApp users must agree to share their data with Facebook and roof companies otherwise users will not be able to use the application.
The new contract, announced on January 4, 2021, contains information on how WhatsApp is handled between all Facebook companies.
What data does WhatsApp receive?
WhatsApp was already collecting some data to improve the application. This information includes data such as account, connection, message, status, registration, location and usage.
So far there is no problem. However, under the title of third-party services included in the contract, there is a section on the data to be shared with Facebook’s subsidiaries.
If users accept the WhatsApp agreement, their data will be shared with subsidiaries for marketing and customization purposes.
The relevant article states that using third-party data backup (such as iCloud or Google Drive) integrated with Facebook’s services or sharing on any platform with the share button on a third-party website that allows you to send information to your WhatsApp contacts will instantly create a data sharing environment. .
It also includes working with Facebook companies with services such as providing technical infrastructure, delivery and other systems, marketing services, conducting surveys and investigations, protecting the safety, security and integrity of users and others, and supporting of customer service.
Claims about the future of ads on WhatsApp, which have been talked about for a long time, were also clarified by sharing the information that according to the Third Party Band Advertising clause in the contract, the terms of service will be updated in the future.
Should we delete WhatsApp?
Of the applications we use, Facebook is not the only company that stores and processes the said data in different ways. If you did not accept WhatsApp’s new contract, you have uninstalled the application and switched to another platform.
After doing this; If you continue to use applications such as Facebook and Instagram, which fall under the Facebook company umbrella, your data will be sent back to Facebook.
In addition, the operating systems we currently use (such as iOS, Android, Windows) also store various data for system improvements or marketing purposes. Your permission will of course be requested for the storage of this data.