There has been confusion about exactly what data will be shared, however. WhatsApp insists that messages sent on the platform by private users will remain end-to-end encrypted, meaning they will still be private. But messages sent to and from business users of WhatApp may be shared.
The new policy will come into effect on May 15 this year.
If you're a WhatsApp user and you don't want to agree to the changes, you may wish to look into alternative messaging apps for Android or iOS.