There was a fear of users’ data being breached as the policy allowed sharing business related information with the parent company. But WhatsApp has given a clarification that the changes were made in order to help businesses through WhatsApp Business, launched in 2018 as a mode of communication for businesses and customers. It has also cleared that the terms of update does not compromise with its end-to-end encryption.
On Friday their spokesperson had mentioned in a query response email that ” No accounts will be deleted on May 15 because of this update and no one in India will lose functionality of WhatsApp either”.He also added that ” We will follow up reminders to people over the next several weeks”.
Whatsapp claims that they had been working from last few months to clear the confusions and misinformation. And it reminded that the update does not impact the privacy of personal for anyone.
They also stated that, their goal is to provide information about new options they are building that people will have, to message a business on WhatsApp, in the future. It appreciated that majority users have accepted the new terms of service received while some people have not had the chance to do so .
Hope so now there is no need to worry about user account and details as the spokesperson said that, “WhatsApp will take every opportunity to explain how the company protects people’s personal messages and private information.