Following a public statement from the Brazilian Steering Committee (CGI.br) on privacy rights, WhatsApp said it will not exclude users refusing to accept the latest update to the firm's new terms of service.
Earlier this month, CGI.br released a statement raising a series of points regarding the policies of the messaging app, taking into consideration Brazil's local data protection regulations, enforced in September 2020. The Steering Committee also noted that it held a series of discussions with the messaging app and Brazilian authorities to discuss the matter. CGI.br also supported the ongoing activities led by Brazil's data protection agency ANPD, national consumer body Senacon, the Federal Prosecution Service and competition watchdog Cade to identify and address any potential shortcomings in the messaging app's policies.
In response to the requests from CGI.br, WhatsApp said in a statement that "no user will have their account deleted or will lose access to the app's features because of this update".