What personal data is collected by Whatsapp?
Now talking about the first question what data does whatsapp collect so basically whatsapp still can’t read your chats because it’s end to end encrypted but here’s a everything else it knows, so Whatsapp knows what phone you’re using basically a phone model, the network you’re using, your OS your battery status, signal strength, your time zone, your IP address, all the other whatsapp details like your whatsapp usage which basically means how you’re using the app and your last online, etc whatsapp also has access to your payment details your transactions, thanks to Whatsapp Pay, status updates, group details like group names, pictures, description, Your profile picture , and the last time you updates your about info
What data is shared with Facebook?
For example, When you share a link on whatsapp about maybe a new phone you want to buy or share jacket you want to buy whatsapp and Facebook take this info use it for ads and other services so don’t be surprised when you and your friends see the same ads about that phone or the jacket, so basically Facebook now has complete access to all of your whatsapp data and unlike in the past when you had an option to not share your data with Facebook, there’s no such option now.
What data is shared with business accounts on Whatsapp?
I might be reading into the lines a bit too much but it is Facebook, so I think its valid. I previously did not know is when you delete the whatsapp account using the delete option in the whatsapp app not all of your data is deleted, now most of your data will be but your data related to the groups you created or the data other users have of you like a messages sent to them will not be deleted. Overall the point is we are now witnessing whatsapp, the facebook company, it’s obvious that whatsapp is no longer a privacy focus messaging app. I mean, it’s clear that all of your whatsapp data will be used by Facebook from February 8, whether you like it or not.
I think it’s the right time to switch to a more secure messaging app. I know Whatsapp is deeply integrated in our lives but I think this is the right time to take a step. Now there are two ways to handle the situation. One we can wait for the government to bring up more strong laws when it comes to privacy and personal use of the data or second we can become more self-reliant uninstall whatsapp and switch to another app.