At the request of the European Union WhatsApp will be

At the request of the European Union, WhatsApp will be available to explain the rules for using the platform

Popular messenger WhatsApp has agreed to be more transparent about notifying users about changes in the service’s privacy policy. In addition, users can opt-out of installing updates for the messenger. Relevant message published on the official website of the European Commission.

    Image source: Alexander Schatov /

Image source: Alexander Schatov /

The published document states that WhatsApp will comply with the European Union’s requirements to change its own privacy policy to make it more transparent and understandable. In addition, the developers will simplify the process of disabling the installation of updates and provide users with additional information in the event that such disabling can lead to the inability to use the service. Going forward, WhatsApp will be more specific about what changes are being made to the Terms of Service and how those changes may affect users, as well as prominently displaying controls to accept or reject changes.

company meta* Platforms, which owns WhatsApp, has agreed to make a number of changes to its policy after discussions with the European Consumers Organization and representatives of the European Commission. The Consumer Protection Agency said last year that the messenger should further explain to users the rules for interacting with the platform and talk about changes to these rules. In the middle of last year, the European Commission asked WhatsApp to make the necessary changes.

* It is included in the list of public associations and religious organizations for which the court made a final decision to liquidate or ban activities on the grounds provided for in Federal Law No. 114-FZ of July 25. 2002 “On Countering Extremist Activities”.

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