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WhatsApp has updated its privacy policy after the fine – it has more information on the processing of personal data

WhatsApp has updated its privacy policy for European users. The change stems from Irish regulators imposing a record fine on the messaging service for violating strict EU privacy rules.

Image Source: WhatsApp

Image Source: WhatsApp

Starting Monday, WhatsApp’s privacy policy will be reorganized to provide users with more information about the data the messenger collects and how it is used. The company will also explain how it protects data transferred abroad and explain the legal basis for processing this data. After the update is implemented, users of the messenger owned by Meta will see a banner above the chat list, which will redirect them to the page with the updated privacy policy of the service.

As a reminder, in September, Ireland imposed a record fine of € 225 million on WhatsApp for violating the strict data protection regulations of the European Union. The company said it disagreed with the decision, but was forced to amend the privacy policy anyway. It should be noted that the update does not affect how user data is processed, but only describes in more detail how and why it happens.

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