According to WhatsApp, it is dedicated to changes in terms of communication with companies. Here data is shared with third parties. Whether you are communicating with companies over the messenger, the usual, also writes Facebook.
For private communication, supposedly nothing has changed, the privacy statement and usage condition was only reformulated according to WhatsApp and made a better understandable. The Messenger repeatedly emphasizes that the messages remain end-to-end-cased – which was never really questioned. In addition, you do not share data with Facebook, at least wrote in a Whatsapp-FAQ, you do not preserve any logs to whom messages sends or who calls Who. The location is neither visible for WhatsApp nor Facebook. "WhatsApp does not share your contacts with Facebook."
Why then worry about the data?
Is not the privacy worker in Ireland?
Yes, Facebook has its European headquarters in Ireland and according to the goods there are the local data protection workers. However, the DSGVO also lets other trap. This is about the protection of the data of the Bundesburger. However, the statuses still clearly clarifies that the European Court of Justice (ECJ) must decide. An opinion of the ECJ Advocate General Michal Bobek sounds relatively clear: national authorities intervene in certain cases.
I do not want to agree – what now?
Option A: Change the messenger.
Option B: Waiting and Facebook Trust.
Facebook says the acceptance of Caspars is wrong and therefore the consent to the new usage condition was obtained as it was planned. The practice, so whatsapp, is another one anyway: no data transfer.
WhatsApp praises myself loose messages, "To increase the privacy" – Does that help?
no. A message on the smartphone after seven days has nothing to do with the data transfer or security. Why these are called in the answers to the Data Protection Directive of WhatsApp, one may ask – and think of his part.
And what happens when I do not agree? I can use WhatsApp?
the "Weekly", So the duration, is different – which people can write long news, remains unclear. It will probably not make the cabbage fat.
In a few weeks I have to have agreed or use another messenger?
Exactly. "eat or die" the colloquial language is called. Also on this practice requires privacy worldwide.
Other messenger? Are they safe?
Depending on. Here Sylvester’s tremmel explains the C’t, why the cat partly in the tail itself.
And here Andreas Wilkens writes how he switched to signal.