WhatsApp is a messaging app that enables its users to send instant messages, to make voice and video calls, to share images, user location, document and other media. It was initially released on 3rd May 2009. Brian Acton and Jan Koum are the founders of this multi platform messaging app. In the year 2014,in February Facebook purchased whatsApp for $19billion.
According to the reports, it provides additional information on how the app collects and handles user data. It provides new sections including Transactions and Payments Data as well as Location Information in order to provide details on precise data collection by WhatsApp. It has also included specific information on business interactions.
Whatsapp states that they share information with Facebook Companies and it includes user’s account registration information like their phone number, transaction data, services-related information, interaction information (including business interactions), mobile device information, IP address etc.