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WhatsApp: What will happen after May 15 if you do not accept privacy terms

The instant messaging platform has been offfering clarificaions on how it collects and shares data and that its new privacy policy only concerns accounts that communicate to business accounts

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BS Web Team  |  New Delhi 



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drew flak from all corners after it revised the privacy policy and usage terms in January to reflect instant messaging platform’s data-sharing terms with its parent company Facebook. had initially given its users until February 8 to accept the new privacy policy and usage terms. On account of confusion over the revised terms, the instant messaging platform had extended the deadline to accept the terms by May 15. Meanwhile, the company is taking several measures to educate its users about the new privacy policy and usage terms through the in-app pop-up notifications and ‘Stories’ feature. Recently, the company also published an explainer on its frequently asked question webpage to clarify what will happen after May 15 if you do not accept the new privacy terms. Here is everything you need to know:

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First Published: Tue, February 23 2021. 16:21 IST

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