The NFSP uses WhatsApp to enable member-to-member communication. All our group chats come under personal use and will continue to be encrypted end-to-end.
WhatsApp has stated that that the privacy and security of personal chats will not change:
“Neither WhatsApp nor Facebook can see the content you share with family and friends, which includes your personal messages and calls, the attachments you share, or the location you send. We do not keep logs of who everyone is messaging or calling, and WhatsApp does not share your contacts with Facebook.”
There have, however, been some changes to WhatsApp's Business Policy - if you message a business directly on WhatsApp, Facebook/WhatsApp will be able to see your messages and use the data for marketing purposes.
To check if you are messaging a business, simply click on their profile and check for the following tags:
Please be aware that WhatsApp has, and continues to, collect some data on you, including what devices you use WhatsApp on. Permissions can be managed through your Settings menu on both Android and iOS devices.
Tags: Data Protection