WhatsApp and privacy notices

I noticed that when I opened WhatsApp on the phone a message appeared at the top indicating there was some information to review regarding privacy. Ok, I’ll bite…

Clicking on it took me to some information which was immediately hidden behind a cookie notice with two options, agree or manage. I chose manage. That resulted in a page telling me cookies would be used and some functionality might not work without. Ok so far. But seriously missing was any information telling me what cookies would be set or what they were for, how long they would last etc. And again, the only option was to agree.

Being unable to leave that page without agreeing I closed the app thinking that on re-opening it I would once again have the message regarding privacy. But no, the message is no more.

I do hope that WhatsApp or Meta or whoever do not take me closing the app without agreeing to be an agreement.

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