The past few days have been difficult for WhatsApp and its users, after the company announced that it has some changes in line with respect to the way it will deal with user data on the messaging platform, with the major one being how it plans on sharing some part of the data with its parent company, Facebook.
This definitely caused a ton of discomfort among its users, forcing many to jump on the ship and look for better, safer alternatives.
However, if you were curious to know if all users of WhatsApp would be forced to share their data with Facebook, you’d be surprised to know that this is not the case with users of WhatsApp in Europe.
Recent reports have revealed that even though users in Europe have received full-screen notifications for new terms and services, this does not include a clause that involves sharing data with Facebook.
Why aren’t users of WhatsApp in Europe sharing data with Facebook?
If you were wondering why Europe has the option of not sharing data with Facebook, it is because of the strict GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) that is in place to protect its citizens from misuse of their private data.