Amid Backlash And Public Scrutiny, WhatsApp Tweaks Privacy Policy Language Again

WhatsApp issued a clarification saying that WhatsApp’s UPI-based payments service is subject to a separate WhatsApp India Payments Privacy Policy, which is not impacted by the terms of service for the messaging app. 

“If there is any conflict between the WhatsApp India Payments Privacy Policy and the WhatsApp Privacy Policy, the WhatsApp India Payments Privacy Policy will control solely with respect to your use of UPI Payments… The UPI transaction data is encrypted, and Facebook doesn’t have access to this data in clear format,” it added.

Under the new terms and conditions, WhatsApp would share transaction data, mobile device information, IP addresses, and other data on how users interacted with businesses with Facebook group companies, including Instagram.

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