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New Terms of Use: WhatsApp sends data to Facebook

New Terms of Use: WhatsApp sends data to Facebook

Anyone who wants to make full use of the WhatsApp messaging service after May 15 should do so New application guidelines Until then I agree. They have it all.

“As part of the Facebook company, WhatsApp receives information from other Facebook companies and shares information with other Facebook companies.” Terms of use WhatsApp

Meaning: Data from WhatsApp profiles can be linked to data from Facebook or Instagram profiles, thus creating a detailed image of its users. Technically imaginable, for example, phone numbers, contact phone numbers, profile pictures and when a contact is online or offline.

Can Facebook transfer data?

It has been a matter of controversy for years whether Facebook can exchange data between WhatsApp and its parent company, Facebook. Because data protection and competition law are at risk from Facebook’s monopoly.

In 2017, the European Union fined Facebook 110 million euros for misrepresenting possible data transfer between Facebook and WhatsApp. In 2019, the federal cartel office failed to prevent Facebook from integrating its various applications.

Facebook wants a super app

Instead, Facebook is marching in exactly the opposite direction and networking its apps more closely, such as Facebook, Instagram, Messenger and WhatsApp. For example, since last year I have been able to send personal messages back and forth between Instagram and Messenger.

The Facebook group is also active now because it will soon be overdue. In the United States, Facebook is in its infancy Case yearsIn which Facebook may be forced to modify its Instagram and WhatsApp purchases. Applications are close now, and then it is very difficult to separate them again.

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Many users settled

WhatsApp is the most successful chat service in the world with over two billion users, followed by Facebook Messenger (1.3 billion). Over the past few months, WhatsApp rivals Telegram, Signal or Trima have registered a strong increase – because users are leaving WhatsApp after the new data protection order was announced.