The reports have suggested that users have been receiving notifications about the updated deadline in places like Argentina and Germany. Moreover, the pop-up message says that the updated policy is in line with the new data protection laws of the European Union, asserting that in order to continue using WhatsApp, users would have to accept the policy by June 19. Reports have also said that while users can choose to ignore this pop-up, if they wish to continue having the full functionality of the instant messaging platform they would need to accept the policy.
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It also chose to not disable accounts on May 15 for people who did not accept the policy, and said that it would instead continue to follow up with such accounts and inform them more about the updated policy. Throughout this controversy, WhatsApp has maintained that the new provisions in the policy are only regarding the business accounts and will not impact the security and end-to-end encryption of the way personal or group chats and calls function.