WhatsApp and Facebook Will Exchange Data After February 8
However, the adaptation does not apply to the EU, where the social media giant seems to accept the European watchdog’s demands.
Outside Europe, WhatsApp is also entering into a partnership with Facebook to ‘better integrate this platform’s products into WhatsApp’. Facebook has been WhatsApp’s parent company since 2014.
The changes will take effect on February 8. WhatsApp users can only continue to use the app if they agree to the update. In Europe, the consequences of the adjustment remain limited for the time being.
But elsewhere in the world, things will soon be shared with Facebook, including a person’s phone number, information about interactions, data about the device, the IP address and “other information collected based on consent.”