WhatsApp is owned by Facebook, now renamed as Meta Platform. With the update, users in Europe will see a banner notification at the top of their chat list leading them to new information.
WhatsApp is following the action The record is being hit with 225 million euros A $267 million fine from Ireland’s data privacy watchdog in September for violating stringent EU data protection rules on transparency about the sharing of people’s data with other Facebook companies.
The chat service said it disagrees with the decision, but will have to follow through by updating its policy when appealing. The update does not affect how the data is handled, and users will not be required to agree to do anything new or take any other action.
Ireland’s Data Privacy Commission is the principal privacy regulator for WhatsApp under EU rules as it has its regional headquarters in Dublin.
a Facebook services suspended for six hours Last month highlighted how important WhatsApp has become to its more than 2 billion users across the world.
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