WhatsApp Privacy Policy and POPIA (SABC TV)

Published on: 20th May 2021

The reality is that for most users, accepting the privacy policy changes will not impact their interactions with WhatsApp very much. All communications on WhatsApp will still be end-to-end encrypted by default, meaning that your messages and photos will still only be viewable by you and the users you’re chatting with. And WhatsApp still will not be able to access any of your communications or share them with Facebook.

Meanwhile, WhatsApp will be able to share user account information like your phone number, logs of how long and how often you use WhatsApp, device identifiers, IP addresses, and other details about your device with Facebook. Plus, WhatsApp can share transaction and payment data, cookies, and location information with Facebook if you grant permission. All of which has been true since 2016.

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