What will happen if you agree to the new policy by WhatsApp
In the new policy, WhatsApp clearly says it will collect new information around from your device such as – “signal strength, battery level, app version, mobile network, browser information, connection information (including the mobile operator, mobile number or Internet Service Provider) language and time zone, IP address, device operations information.”
It happened earlier also when you use google drive or iCloud to back up your chats, these services are in effect getting access to your messages.
It also states that when someone is using other third-party services or other Facebook company products, their terms and policies will govern your use of those services and products.
Technically nothing has changed, except that WhatsApp is detailing further its policies What it means for data sharing when users rely on these third-party integrations.
Offers & ads
It also clarifies in its defense that the information exchange will be imposed to improve “relevant offers and ads across the Facebook company products.”
Some examples are given of WhatsApp–Facebook integration is the aptness to pay for products on WhatsApp using Facebook pay, which is available in the US.
Data localization and storage
What about payment data
WhatsApp’s new feature has introduced payments in India and other countries. WhatsApp says that if you avail the facility of their payment resources they will “process additional information about you, including payment account and transaction information.”
What will happen if you don’t agree to the new policy by WhatsApp
“For a limited period, you’ll be allowed to receive calls and notifications, but later you won’t be able to read or send messages from the WhatsApp messaging platform”.
Overall our right to privacy is still a part of the concern it’s totally up to you whether you want to agree to the updated policy or discontinue using this platform.