All WhatsApp users will be allowed to download a personal data report - including the make and model of the device they use, contacts, groups and blocked numbers - as part of the new terms of service.
Since the growth of internet all over the world, the Europeans framed themselves certain regulations called General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) law that has to be complied by service providers like WhatsApp, Facebook and others. Our goal is simply to explain how we use and protect the limited information we have about you.
Currently, the minimum age for using the service is 13.
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Facebook itself is under scrutiny from regulators and lawmakers around the world since disclosing last month that the personal information of millions of users wrongly ended up in the hands of political consultancy Cambridge Analytica, setting off wider concerns about how it handles user data. WhatsApp added that it will not share account information with Facebook and take a more active approach to blocking spam or abusive content.
"We think it's absolutely essential that you know exactly what we mean when we refer to location data or data from advertising partners", it said. WhatsApp hasnt detailed exactly how the age verification process will work or if anyone will be able to enter any birth date as form of verification.