NEW POLICY AND WHATSAPP BUSINESS ACCOUNT
Till now, WhatsApp has stated that data shared on WhatsApp chats are end-to-end encrypted between the two parties only. No third party can access them. However, following the new policy, this will not be the same for the chats with WhatsApp Business accounts. The data shared with Business accounts will be accessible to third persons associated with that account. WhatsApp has more than 40 million Business account users as on date. In some cases where the business accounts are working with or for a third-party service provider such as Facebook. The new policy also allows them to access user’s data. The policy change further described as there might be a possibility of the third party (associated with business accounts holder) can store; manage or as a matter of fact process for the business. For this reason, many WhatsApp users are not feeling secure to accept the new policy.
NEW POLICY AND FACEBOOK COMPANIES
WhatsApp (being one of the Facebook companies) also stated that they work with other Facebook companies as well as other third-party services providers. Agreeing to the new policy user him/her selves (regardless personal or business chat); permitting WhatsApp to share this data to them. Surprisingly the new policy is also stating the collection of device and connection-specific information; when a user installs, access, or use WhatsApp services. The type of information it will be collecting involves operating system information, hardware model, browser information, connection information, IP address, device operations information, mobile network etc.
NEW POLICY AND EUROPEAN REGION
SHOULD WE ACCEPT THE NEW POLICY?