EU Commission issues WhatsApp ultimatum
WhatsApp has one month to write the terms of service, which were introduced in May 2021, in a way that all users understand them. WhatsApp must also explain whether and how the user data will be used commercially. It is therefore not enough for the EU Commission that WhatsApp informs its users about changes in the app. The Terms of Service create more confusion than clarity. That is exactly what should change.
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What happens to WhatsApp after the ultimatum expires?
That is the big question that the EU Commission does not answer publicly. Does non-compliance threaten a WhatsApp ban? Probably not. A fine would be much more likely if WhatsApp or the parent company Meta did not comply with the requirement. There is no official statement from WhatsApp yet.