WhatsApp New Policy 2021- What Does It Mean?
The WhatsApp is the most used messaging platform globally for personal and professional purposes. Therefore, the users are confused about how much secured will be their data if they continue to use Whatsapp as their main communication platform. Hence, Core Techies have highlighted the WhatsApp privacy changes for every user.
Sharing of Data with the parent company- Facebook:
Already Shared Information with Parent Company- Facebook
There is no change in the data-sharing practices when we specifically talk about Facebook. The instant- messaging application will continue to share the same things it used to share with Facebook and its other companies. The following are the information WhatsApp shares with Facebook:
- Account Registration Information
- Phone Number
- Transaction Data- as WhatsApp can be now used to make payments in India.
- Information Related to Services
- Interaction Information with others and businesses.
- Mobile Device Information
- IP Address
The new WhatsApp policy informs the users that it will collect some hardware information once they agree to the recent terms and conditions rolled out by the company. The hardware information which the WhatsApp collects from all the users include the following-
- Battery Level
- Signal Strength
- Application Version
- Browser Information
- Connection Information- phone number, Mobile Operator or ISP.
- IP Address
- Identifiers that unique to Facebook’s Company Products (Instagram, Whatsapp, Facebook, Facebook Messanger etc) associated with the same device or accounts.
Place- Where Facebook Stores the Data:
Access to Location Data:
Business Profile Data Access:
Delete Account is ‘No Solution’
In conclusion, we can say that when you are not paying for a product then you are the product, Facebook’s mantra has always been around this. With that, all the users should be cautious about how they interact and use any digital platform. Hence, we leave it on you to decide whether you want to use the WhatsApp or you should switch to some other similar platforms. If you want to know some better alternatives, let us know In the comment section below, we will make a dedicated article for that.
And if you are a business owner who is using Whatsapp for business and for team communication then you can connect with us for having better solutions so that you can make a wise and informed decision. We have helped multiple enterprises and startups with ECC based end to end encrypted messaging and calling platforms.