WhatsApp recently changed a policy. WhatsApp removed the “opt out” option given to customers for Facebook’s data collection under this change. That is, WhatsApp users no longer have the option of whether they want to share data with Facebook or not. Users immediately took out the meaning that their data will be shared with Facebook. The entire controversy started from here. After this, WhatsApp stated that this privacy setting is only for business customers.
Usually, WhatsApp you and we use will not have any effect on it. Simultaneously WhatsApp also made it clear that you and none of our messages can be read as they are all end to end encrypted. But experts are now questioning the cleanliness of WhatsApp.
What Sandeep Burki, editor of The Mobile Indian said
Sandeep Burki, editor of The Mobile Indian, says that WhatsApp had not previously said that the new privacy setting is only for business users. In such a situation, now when the company is saying this, what will happen to those personal users who have agreed to the new setting of the company. Will their data company be used for target advertising on platforms like Facebook and Instagram or not? Now a new question has arisen. WhatsApp has not given any explanation on this yet. Overall, WhatsApp is now lagging behind. But, more confusion is spreading than this.
What did eminent cyber expert Pawan Duggal say?
Due to this whole controversy of WhatsApp, on one side, the number of users on the messaging platform like Telegram and Signal is increasing very fast. On the other hand, it is also a reality that the dependence of WhatsApp users on WhatsApp has increased so much that they are not able to delete it on a large scale.