WhatsApp is owned by Facebook, now renamed Meta Platforms. With the update, European users will see a notification banner at the top of their mailing list that will take them to the new information.
WhatsApp takes action after hit with a record 225 million euros A September fine of $ 267 million imposed by the Irish data privacy watchdog for violating the European Union’s strict data protection rules for transparency regarding the sharing of people’s data with others. other Facebook companies.
The chat service said it does not agree with the ruling, but must comply by updating its policy while it appeals. The update does not affect the way data is managed and users will not have to agree to anything new or take any other action.
The Irish Data Protection Commission is the main privacy regulator for WhatsApp under European Union rules, as its regional headquarters are in Dublin.
A six-hour interruption of Facebook services last month highlighted how vital WhatsApp has become for its more than 2 billion users worldwide.