Users of messaging platform WhatsApp are required to agree to share their personal information with Facebook according to new terms and conditions.
This means that the WhatsApp, a Facebook-owned chat app users will have to accept, or stop using the end-to-end encrypted chat app.
“We may use the information we receive from them, and they may use the information we share with them, to help operate, provide, improve, understand, customize, support, and market our Services and their offerings, including the Facebook Company Products.”
WhatsApp says in its FAQ it “shares information with the other Facebook Companies who act on our behalf to help us operate, provide, improve, understand, customise, support, and market our Services.
“When we receive services from the Facebook Companies, the information we share with them is used on WhatsApp’s behalf and in accordance with our instructions. Any information WhatsApp shares on this basis cannot be used for the Facebook Companies’ own purposes.”
WhatsApp was acquired by Facebook in 2014.