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Whatsapp: Messenger deadline!  Is the end imminent?

Whatsapp: Messenger deadline! Is the end imminent?

Whatsapp: Messenger alert! Are users threatened to end soon?

WhatsApp: You should never make these mistakes

WhatsApp: You should never make these mistakes

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New General Terms and Conditions (GTC) in The WhatsApp It caused quite a stir on the internet in 2021. Countless users have complained about ambiguous formulas.

Now, a year later, the European Commission has finally had its fill. she determines The WhatsApp Warning. You can find out what this means for users here.

Whatsapp has 1 month for this – “Protection of Fundamental Rights”

A year after the introduction of the new terms and conditions, many users of the app have already switched to alternatives such as Telegram or Signal. The reason is very simple: the terms of use. The European Union and CPC are calling for the messenger to change that. The company should ensure greater transparency and understandability, especially when communicating changes.

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This is WhatsApp:

  • The most popular instant messenger in the world
  • Install via App Store (iPhone) or Google Play (Android)
  • If you don’t want to send emojis anymore, you can also send stickers or gifs to friends
  • In the settings, you can set a regular backup date – so your data is always backed up
  • He is part of Mark Zuckerberg’s meta-empire

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In addition, the terms of use will not explain what Meta and Whatsapp can do with users’ data and the business model behind them. “WhatsApp must ensure that users understand what they accept and how their personal data will be used for commercial purposes, in particular to provide services to business partners,” says Commissioner of Justice Didier Reynders.

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“I repeat that I expect WhatsApp to fully comply with the rules of the European Union that protect consumers and their basic rights.”

Whatsapp must change the terms of use – otherwise DAS threatens

The Commission has given the Messenger until July 8 to prove that its terms of service comply with EU consumer law. What threatens in an emergency has not yet been reported. However, the parent company Meta can receive an appropriate fine, such as “network worldmentioned.

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Last year, the Irish Data Protection Supervisory Authority had already imposed a fine of 225 million euros. Perhaps this was a sufficient argument to motivate the company to improve the terms of use. However, this was not enough for the European Union. So will there be another big fine or will the app be banned from the EU? We will likely have to wait another month for the answer. (mbo)