WhatsApp was forced by regulatory authorities to change its usage policies to conform to European regulations.
WhatsApp received a lot of criticism after it announced a change to its policies and conditions that didn’t go down well with users a few months back.
The issue enabled players like Telegram to grow while prompting the removal of the Meta service, at most temporarily, among hundreds.
WhatsApp knew that the issue was serious and had to be addressed. WhatsApp extended its terms to meet the new rules by removing the access restrictions to its messaging service.
Although the episode seemed to have ended, it is clear that the controversy has created legal problems for the platform. This situation will force the platform to amend its use policies.
After the initial change in WhatsApp’s policies caused some problems, the Data Protection Regulation in Ireland was opened to investigate whether the new WhatsApp usage conditions were compliant with the Data Protection Regulation.
This investigation revealed that WhatsApp had committed several violations, for which it was fined €225 million. This is the second-highest sanction for data protection and management.
WhatsApp was also forced by regulatory authorities to amend its use policies to conform to European regulations.
Dfrom the BBCThis ensures that the change “includes minor adjustments, some nuances” to the app’s conditions of use, which makes this policy even more unique for the European market than what is required for the rest.
WhtasApp has appealed to this change, as well as the multimillionaire fine imposed in Europe by the European authority. However, the change must take effect immediately while the above resource is being evaluated.