While, on Monday, Ireland's Data Protection Commission - which is WhatsApp's lead data regulator in the European Union - told us the messaging app has given it a commitment European Union users are not affected by any broader change to data-sharing practices.
In a notification on its website the Italian agency writes that it believes it is not possible for WhatsApp users to understand the changes that are being introduced under the new terms, nor to "clearly understand which data processing will actually be carried out by the messaging service after February 8".
"We have recently become India's most popular app and are also trending as no. 1 on Apple (in 70 countries) and Android (in 35 countries) ..."
We're not keeping logs of who everyone in India is texting or calling.
You can download your account information right from WhatsApp to see for yourself the limited data we collect, he added.
Sources further said that WhatsApp's policy update would also be evaluated in the context of the current legal framework. We don't share this data with Facebook for ads purposes.
Signal's Acton termed Facebook's update as "complicated" and said "it's really hard for an average user to parse it out, and understand what exactly they are doing and wanting to do, why they're doing it". When launched, this will be available to all, but it will be people's choice whether or not to choose to do so, he said.