UPDATE Jan 15th, 2021: WOW! Just hours after our petition went live, WhatsApp announced it will delay the rollout of the new policy from 08 February to 15 May 2021. The pressure IS working, now we need to make sure the companies hear our call!
WhatsApp’s mask has fallen: its new Terms & Conditions explicitly state that it shares users’ private data with its parent company Facebook.
WhatsApp has over 2 BILLION users worldwide. Facebook cross-references data from billions of people from their platforms such as your name, your phone number, location and uses it to target you with ads and recommended content.
WhatsApp and Facebook are under big media pressure, but we must urgently build a grassroots #OwnYourData revolution. The new terms come into force in a few days -- this is the perfect moment to demand WhatsApp to ask for clear consent before they harvest our data. Add your name now.