In an attempt to mitigate the situation, Whatsapp, which is owned by Facebook, tried to clarify the updated policy: the data sharing only applies to users who message businesses on the platform, for example getting technical support. WhatsApp also claimed that private messages or calls are not affected, as they’re end-to-end encrypted and cannot be accessed. Also, the “location information” can be collected or be publicly available only with the user’s permission.
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