However, users in the EU are temporarily not affected by the changes to the terms and conditions and data protection regulations.
The new terms and conditions actually contain relevant changes that are worth taking a closer look at, but users in the EU can still relax until further notice.
WhatsApp does not currently apply new terms and conditions in the EU
The new terms and conditions and data protection guidelines allow WhatsApp to exchange its user data such as profile pictures and contact lists with the other companies in the Facebook group. In this way, convenience functions can be implemented, but of course also personalized, cross-app advertising profiles and other undesirable applications.
Users in the EU can still use the new terms and conditions wave carefree. They are not used in the EU.
The background to this is that this was prohibited by the EU Commission back in 2014 when WhatsApp was bought by Facebook. In 2017, Facebook also had to pay a fine of 110 million euros after it became clear that advertisers had received data from EU citizens from their WhatsApp accounts.