WhatsApp delays its update for business due to privacy incident

Recently, users of social networks and messaging services have been concerned about how companies use their data for commercial purposes. Thus, a week ago in the media and digital spaces there has been talk of an unprecedented migration to the Telegram application due to the controversy generated by the handling of privacy in the Latin American region on the part of WhatsApp. This is reported Reuters.

The Facebook-owned app is delaying an update aimed at increasing business-to-customer transactions within the platform after an incident in which users feared the company was relaxing its privacy policy in the process. This month, WhatsApp users received a notification that new terms of service and privacy policies were being prepared, and the right to share data with the Facebook application was reserved.

This unleashed anxiety at the global level, which was intensified by the recent growth of users who are changing platforms, such as Telegram or Signal. This Friday WhatsApp indicated that it would delay its policy update until May, which will allow its users to remain focused on their business and avoid involving personal conversations, which will have end-to-end encryption.

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Elijah Casanova
Ninth cycle Law student at the Universidad del Pacífico. With an interest in technology, business and law. New technologies are our letter to the future.


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