The service which is used by more than 1.5 billion people worldwide clarified in a blog poston Tuesday that they were "not asking for new rights to collect personal information with this update".
The new regulation also enhances the outreach of the regulating authorities to all the firms that are managing the data of European Union customers, irrespective of the location of the company itself.
Facebook won't be mirroring WhatsApp's new minimum age policy, though. It's unclear how Facebook plans to do this seeing as it claims that user messages are encrypted, there's not really any other information they could glean to make ads more appropriate for users. That's unfair to users whose data are coming to Facebook from a multitude of hard-to-track sources, some of which they'd surely like to cut off. The company is enforcing this rules strictly ahead of the introduction of new data privacy rules in Europe next month.
While WhatsApp does not now access information in messages or share that information with its sister-companies like Facebook, this may not be a permanent fixture.
Royal baby: Prince Charles welcomes new grandson
But prior to the old-school announcement, the baby's arrival was announced by Kensington Palace via Twitter and Instagram . He came into the world at exactly 11:01 a.m. and weighed eight pounds and seven ounces.
Couturier scores late, Flyers edge Penguins to force Game 6
If nothing else, Sunday afternoon's tilt between the Penguins and Flyers was a damn good hockey game. for 50 minutes at least. Philadelphia did not get the type of offence from their blue line in this series that they did during the regular season.
"Whilst companies have made general improvements in their preparations for EU General Data Protection Regulation, the survey suggests that most will not be fully compliant with the regulation when it comes into force", said Mark Hickman, Chief Operating Officer at WinMagic.
Matthew Kershew, director of content at Iris, an advertising agency and management consultancy, says WhatsApp's new policy is "just a gesture", and is likely to be unenforceable.
The EU's GDPR is the biggest overhaul of online privacy since the birth of the internet, giving Europeans the right to know what data is stored on them and the right to have it deleted.
The supporting cast for the Bucks must also respond in game 6, after a rough offensive game in their game 5 loss. This wasn't a case of needing to go frame by frame to see if Horford got the shot off in time.
What makes the bug critical and worrisome for millions of Switch users is that it can't be patched through a downloadable update. To put that into simpler terms, it sounds like they have discovered a pretty serious exploit in the Switch's Nvidia chip .
President Donald Trump on trade and been hit with tariffs on steel and aluminum, but it has not yet threatened counter-tariffs. While signing the tariff order, Trump says that Abe will have "a little smile" on his face when they talk.
Facebook has also been involved in a different scandal relating to the alleged Russian meddling into the 2016 U.S. elections. Those changes have also contributed to stalled growth in some places, including a slight drop in the number of US users.
As she puts together a psychological puzzle from her past, she slowly starts identifying with the victims a bit too closely. In the book, Camille is haunted throughout the story by her past so that is also going to figure in the TV series.
Ings' strike clearly boosted his assessment too (6.9), with Sadio Mane (6.8) perhaps the most well-deserving of his high mark. When asked about the potential danger of Roma's set-plays, Van Dijk said: "They have set-pieces as well.
Greitens has sought to portray himself as a rising star in his party since well before his successful 2016 gubernatorial campaign. He also said the information his office has uncovered will be turned over to a House committee investigating Greitens.
Only 2 car models to remain at Ford's North American dealerships
In North America, Ford's largest and most important region, pretax profit was $1.9 billion, down $200 million from a year earlier. Hackett says the multi-year transition will leave the iconic Mustang and a redesigned Focus crossover as Ford's remaining cars.
Embiid returns to lead Sixers to 2-1 series lead
LaMarcus Aldridge led the Spurs with 18 points while 35-year-old Tony Parker delivered 16 points in a throw-back performance. The rivalry between the Miami Heat and Philadelphia 76ers big man Joel Embiid seems to grow with every passing matchup.
Swedish DJ Avicii Confirmed Dead At 28
Once Avicii turned 18, he nearly instantly started touring, his first gig being at a club in Miami. "RIP to the ideal ". It's reported the his single, " Wake Me Up ", is one of the top 25 most downloaded tracks in the United Kingdom .