WhatsApp changes its privacy policy in Europe


WhatsApp is adjusting privacy settings in Europe after the app received a heavy data protection penalty in Ireland earlier this year.

Users in Europe will be able to continue using existing applications without accepting anything.


The Irish data protection watchdog has fined WhatsApp 225 million euros and demanded it changes its policies.

WhatsApp is also appealing the fine, but amending its policy documents in Europe and the United Kingdom.

However, he insists that nothing has changed about his actual service.

Instead, the modifications are designed to “add additional details to our existing apps” and will only appear in the European version of the Privacy Policy.

Announcing the change, the company said: “There are no changes to our operations or contractual agreements with users.


Users will not have to agree to anything or take any action to continue using WhatsApp.”

The date WhatsApp announced the change in its new privacy policies and terms of use was January 4, 2021.

It was announced that users would not be able to use WhatsApp if users did not agree to the contract by February 8, 2021.

It was mentioned that if the user accepts the posted policies, user data such as account and status may be shared.

as well as automatically collected connection, device and usage information, registration, and location with Facebook.


On January 15, 2021, WhatsApp updated the date of February 8 to May 15, 202.

This is in order to better explain the changes in the new contract to users after official investigations and user feedback.