“The National Directorate for Personal Data Protection launched an investigation into WhatsApp LLC before the new privacy policies came into effect. WhatsApp is the most used instant messaging service in Argentina, with a large group of users using it as the main communication tool,” the Public Information Access Agency stated.
WhatsApp was about to implement its new privacy policies on February 8, but then announced that it will take effect on May 15, 2021.
A WhatsApp spokesperson told Télam: “We have spent the last few months providing more information about our update to users around the world. During this time, most of the people who received the update approved it, and WhatsApp continues to grow.”
However, he added, “For those who have not yet had the opportunity to accept the update, their accounts will not be deleted or their jobs will be lost on May 15th.”
He added, “We will continue to provide reminders to these users within WhatsApp in the coming weeks.”
In this sense, he explained that “after several weeks, the reminder will become continuous,” which means that anyone who receives this type of notification will have a limited service from the messaging app.