New Delhi: WhatsApp privacy was in questions after Facebook faced a major embarrassment in personal data leak across the world after which company has been working in different ways to get back its old reputation.
In upcoming weeks users will be asked to confirm if they are at least 16 and then agree to the new terms of service and privacy rules. But the question is how will the app actually check with the limited data given by the users.
Users are asked to nominate a parent or guardian to give permission for them to share information on the platform, contrarily, underage users will not see a fully personalised version of the social media platform.
While Facebook has a separate data policy and taking a different approach to teens aged between 13 and 15 in order to match with the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) law.
WhatsApp which has more than 1.5 billion users across the world announced that users will be able to download a report detailing the data it holds on them, like smartphone model they used, their contacts and groups and any blocked numbers. The new features will be rolled out across the world on the newest version of the app.