WhatsApp already shares some data with Facebook, such as the device’s IP address and shopping done through the platform. But this does not happen in Europe or Britain.
WhatsApp announced the update in January
Many users reacted negatively to this new policy. Users say that WhatsApp is planning to share data with its parent company Facebook. However, WhatsApp has clarified that the company will not share anyone’s data. The purpose of the new policy was to enable payment to businesses.
WhatsApp shares this data
WhatsApp already shares some information with Facebook, such as buying and selling the device’s IP address and platform, but this does not happen in Europe or the UK because privacy laws are different. The demand for platforms like Telegram and Signal increased drastically after the initial announcement of WhatsApp as WhatsApp users started looking for alternative ‘encrypted messaging systems’.
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