WhatsApp Chief clears air on privacy policy, says won’t access private chats

Soon after WhatsApp rolled out its new privacy policy terms, social media went abuzz with many speculations about the data that would be shared and compromised online. WhatsApp head Will Cathcart has cleared the air on Twitter on the same since the data will also be shared with its parent company Facebook.

Mark Zuckerberg has a history of long legal tussles and court visits owing to the allegations of privacy violations and intrusive approach to data. The new terms of use have already sparked a debate on data privacy and its impact on netizens.

The new update also highlights how WhatsApp partners with Facebook for integration across all its company products. The move can also be seen as a counter step to allegations of data mining and privacy breaches after people began shifting to other messaging apps like Signal and Telegram.