This change in WhatsApp’s policy will allow it to share users data with Facebook.
The regulator said it appeared that there were different terms of service and privacy policies for users in Europe and non-European countries.
Meanwhile, the announcement has spooked many social media users who've jumped to other platforms.
Telegram is one of them it now has over half a billion active users.
Publisher of Stuff Magazine, Toby Shapshak, said there were many things to be concerned about.
“European regulators have fined Facebook repeatedly for breaking their laws. People are rebelling against it [privacy update] as they should.”