The updates mainly deal with sharing of information across Facebook companies as well as sharing payments data with partner payment service provider (PSP) banks in India for those using UPI-based WhatsApp Pay.
Here are some of the key features of the changes in the policy:
- The updated policy says that WhatsApp works with other Facebook companies, in addition to third-party service providers to provide, improve, customize, support and market its services
- The list of these Facebook companies includes Facebook Payments, Facebook Payments International, Onavo, Facebook Technologies, Facebook Technologies Ireland, WhatsApp, WhatsApp Ireland and CrowdTangle, as listed under FAQs
- It also states that “PSP banks may also collect, use and share information, as set forth in their privacy policies, in conjunction with helping to provide Payments to you.”