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Dear WhatsApp, Your New Policy Makes Users Wary

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Updates to privacy policy have WhatsApp made a number of users worry about data security. In fact, there are those who prefer to replace the messaging application if the policy is actually running.

Based on the report Techradar, policy privacy WhatsApp’s new asks users to agree to sharing user data with Facebook. From telephone numbers, transaction data, service information, mobile device information, IP addresses. To other data in the ‘information we collect’ section.

Responding to this, one of the WhatsApp users in Wonogiri admit that he was not willing for WhatsApp to share personal data with Facebook. “If I feel (the new policy) is problematic because our private data can be read by Facebook, where data security cannot be guaranteed,” he told Warta Ekonomi, Tuesday (12/1/2021).

Many Users Switching From Whatsapp

Currently, Revani prefers to migrate from this App to other applications such as Telegram and LINE, rather than having to hand over personal data on this App to Facebook; even though he had to lose access to WhatsApp.

He said, “In the meantime, I really don’t want to hand over such data private to other parties (Facebook). As a consequence, maybe later I have to be more active in sending messages to my relations. I think it’s more effort, but I chose so instead of having to hand over personal data. “

Other WhatsApp users of Surakarta, Aulia, also objected agree to the new privacy policy. He has taken square off to run away from WhatsApp and use other applications such as LINE.a

“WhatsApp right of privacy really, there are a number of HP, continue to occasionally share information that is private in nature. If it is a leak, it’s really bad, “read Aulia’s written message to WE.

In addition, Aulia is also worry about data leakage. The same is true for another WhatsApp user from Purwodadi, Nurul.


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