We previously reported that a relatively big scandal broke out earlier this year on the Internet around a very widely used communication platform called WhatsApp. Facebook, which owns the service, announced that all users will be required to accept the new planned terms, which are based on WhatsApp that will share more data about its users with Facebook.
But what happens if the user does not agree to the new terms? The company announced that WhatsApp will reject and encourage acceptance regularly at first, at least for a few weeks, and after that it will become permanent, so the program will always cancel the download of the new terms and ask for admission.
From now on, if the user continues to resist, the functions available to the application will be continually reduced.
One of the most important parts of this is that we will not be able to view our messages in the usual way and we will not have access to our previous conversations. Incoming calls will still be answered, messages will remain open and answered from the phone notifications interface, but the user will no longer be able to start a new conversation.
The company has yet to talk about how gradually the restrictions are taking effect, but anyone who does not accept the new terms will soon realize that the app is not working as usual.
Data Protection Commissioner, Johannes Kaspar, said that data sharing between WhatsApp and Facebook cannot go into effect in this fashion, as the security of the data of millions of German users cannot be guaranteed and the giant has the potential to misuse it.
In addition, it has been suggested that decision-makers in the European Union impose a similar ban, which could be in effect in all member states.