hatsApp on Saturday reportedly said that its latest update describes business communication and does not change its data-sharing practices with Facebook. The company is owned by social media giant Facebook.
Will Cathcart, the head of WhatsApp, defended the move. “It’s important for us to be clear this update describes business communication and does not change WhatsApp’s data sharing practices with Facebook,” he said in a series of tweets. “It does not impact how people communicate privately with friends or family wherever they are in the world.”
Cathcart clarified that the platform as well as Facebook cannot see private chats and calls because of the end-to-end encryption. “We’re committed to this technology and committed to defending it globally,” he said.