Facebook has clarified that following discussions with several governments around the world and supporters of privacy rights, it has postponed the restrictions within the WhatsApp application:
“Following discussions with various authorities and data privacy experts, we want to clarify that we currently have no plans to limit how WhatsApp works for those who have not yet accepted the new updated policies. Instead, we will continue to remind users from time to time about this update, and we will also remind them when they choose to use relevant optional features, such as communication with businesses that offer and receive support from Facebook. ”
However, Facebook will try to resolve these situations on time. Most likely, however, until the legal disputes of WhatsApp on this subject are resolved, users will be able to continue to use the service as before changing usage policies.
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