WhatsApp is committed to making it easy to decline app updates
As part of the agreement with the European Union(Opens in a new window)the Meta-owned platform has promised to make it easy to decline updates and “clearly explain” when that decline might limit an app’s functionality.
WhatsApp also confirmed that personal information is not shared with third parties or other Meta companies (including Facebook) for advertising purposes.
“I welcome WhatsApp’s commitment to change its practices to comply with EU rules, to actively inform users of changes to their contracts and to respect their choices instead of asking them every time they open the app,” said Didier Reynders, EU Commissioner for Justice. in a statement. “Consumers have the right to understand what they are agreeing to and what that choice means specifically, so they can decide whether they want to continue using the platform.”
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Going forward, the EU’s Consumer Protection Cooperation Network (CPC) will monitor future updates to WhatsApp’s policies and enforce compliance where necessary – including imposing fines.
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