WhatsApp makes important changes to the handling of user data and will raise the minimum age requirements of WhatsApp users to 16.
As per the new data privacy rules come into effect next month, WhatsApp raises its minimum age from 13 to 16 in Europe.
Even WhatsApp co-founder said it was time to remove Facebook
Brian Acton, one of the founders of WhatsApp, has been calling Twitter to ask people to leave the world’s largest social media platform. In the tweets he published.
General Data Protection Regulation rules worldwide take effect May 25th.
New law for Europeans
The real change coming out of the new law is that the Europeans now have
“THE RIGHT TO KNOW THE DATA WHICH IS STORED ON THEM AND THE RIGHT TO REMOVE IT,”
Users are free to download data reports in detail
As Reuters said. For example, WhatsApp will now let users download reports detailing the type of data that the app stores. With the recent Facebook data scandal, European oversight of the social media giant has increased substantially. This is combined with new laws that can force companies like Facebook to become more transparent in data collection.
Facebook itself will continue to have separate data policies under the new law. If you are between 13 and 15 years old, you will be asked to nominate a parent or guardian to grant permission to share information on social media networks.