Why did the policy create controversy?
What’s in new update?
According to what they have mentioned when you given a permission to use your data, they can receive or collect some information to provide, improve and market their services including when you install, access or use their services.
The below listed information’s are taken by the parent company when you accept the policy:
Your messages will be monitored by the company and they have the rights to use each and every information that you had sent to your chat mates. All the media you have shared is also been taken by the company. For example if you had made a status video about car, when the WhatsApp recognize your media and it will display the ads related to car. Like this they will use your very own data to display ads.
Earlier WhatsApp had introduced a new feature as WhatsApp UPI for bank transactions similar to other UPI apps, certain people had given their bank details to use that feature and these data’s will be taken too.
To sum up
Unless until a strong law is guarantees these kind of information related issues, it is mandatory to not give permissions and to wait patiently until the government makes an suitable move because” the privacy of the billions is too important when compared to using a well-practised app. Moreover if it is the time to switch other messaging apps like “telegram and signal”.