Also the Privacy Guarantor Authority has criticized the new policy of WhatsApp: the message to users deemed "unclear and intelligible".
Privacy WhatsApp, the doubts of the Italian Guarantor
Not of the same opinion is the Privacy Guarantor, which precisely on the sharing of data with Facebook speaks of an informative "unclear and intelligible and must be carefully evaluated in the light of the discipline on privacy." For this reason, the Guarantor has turned to the EDPB, the body that brings together the European authorities for privacy, to request urgent action to protect the Italians, who could be led to accept the information without having the tools to express informed consent to the type of processing of their data.
Facebook and WhatsApp, the response to the Guarantor
WhatsApp and Data Sharing with Facebook
According to some analysts, WhatsApp would be ready to share payment and transaction data with Facebook in order to increase advertising flow to support the new e-commerce section introduced last May on the social network. In particular, chats between merchants and customers on WhatsApp, could be stored in Facebook's servers to offer tailored promotions. A new data management that pushed many users to the great escape from WhatsApp, leading Telegram to register 25 million new users in just 3 days.