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.
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General Data Protection Regulation rules worldwide take effect May 25th.

With the enactment of General Data Protection Regulation rules around the world on May 25th, WhatsApp raises the minimum age for its users. For those of you in Europe, messaging apps owned by Facebook will now require you to confirm that you are at least 16 years of age. You must also agree to the new terms of service and privacy policy. Minimum age will remain 13 years for the whole world.

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.

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