- According to information from the Brazilian antitrust watchdog, in the new version, the WhatsApp details practices for handling users’ data, claiming not to expand the ability to share information with Facebook.
The statement from Facebook and WhatsApp was made in response to the recommendation issued by Brazilian regulators last Friday, which asked the app to delay the application of the new terms to mitigate effects on competition from the new policy.
The companies met this week with Brazil‘s Administrative Council for Economic Defense, the Federal Public Ministry, the National Data Protection Authority, and the National Consumer Secretariat. It was agreed that in this period of 90 days the regulatory institutions will make new analyses and questionings. WhatsApp has made itself available for dialogue and clarification regarding the recommendations issued by the Brazilian Data Protection Authority and any other issues related to updating the terms of the application.
What will change with WhatsApp’s new policy?
After the announcement of changes, Brazilians flocked to apps like Signal and Telegram, which led Facebook to extend the entry into force of the new policy to provide users with additional information about privacy and security.
According to information from Brazil‘s antitrust watchdog, in the new version, the app details practices for handling users’ data, stating that it does not expand the ability to share information with Facebook.