During this period, the attorney general’s office and other bodies, such as the Administrative Council for Economic Defense (CADE), say they will conduct new analyzes and questions for the company. “The company has made itself available for dialogue and clarification regarding the recommendations issued by the Afghan National Planning Agency [Autoridade Nacional de Proteção de Dados] And any other issues related to updating the terms of application, “as stated in a statement from the authorities.
The controversy over the new app policy relates to privacy: following these new terms means accepting the app Sharing certain data with Facebook, The company that owns the instant messaging service, and can profit commercially from this information.
Worldwide, the new terms will not have practical impacts on the privacy of residents of European Union countries, because the bloc’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) prohibits sharing data with The social networking site Facebook. But even so, those who do not accept the new modernization, even if they live in the European Union, will start to have limited jobs from the fifteenth. For example, you will not be able to access your chats list when you open the app. But for now, you can continue to read and respond to messages, in addition to answering audio and video calls, and if notifications are enabled, you can touch them to read or reply to messages and respond to missed calls, according to the company. .
However, after a few weeks of “limited functionality”, the situation for a user who has not accepted will be complicated. “You will not be able to receive incoming calls or notifications, and WhatsApp will stop sending messages and calls to your phone,” the company reported. The time has come, and after receiving increasingly urgent notifications for decision making, users will have to accept the new terms or else they will no longer be able to use WhatsApp “absolutely”. In addition, if the user has not used the platform for more than 120 days, the account will be deleted “in order to maintain security, reduce data retention, and protect users’ privacy.”
Problems in Germany
Although WhatsApp’s new policy does not affect the privacy of its European customers, Johannes Kaspar, Hamburg’s Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information in Germany, was convinced that there were problems with its activation. For this reason, it issued an “emergency ban” for a period of three months in which the company would not be able to “continue to collect data” and demanded that European Union regulators extend this measure to other member states, according to Agence France-Presse.
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