In the notification, Procon-SP also asked the company to inform which legal basis is being used to justify the sharing of personal data, warning that there must be “a free manifestation of the user without coercion addiction”, in case of consent.
The institution also questioned Facebook regarding the different treatment of European users. In the Old Continent, where personal data sharing laws are stricter, the changes announced by the messenger, scheduled to take effect from February, are not valid.
In a note posted on the messenger page, Facebook claimed that the changes will only affect communications made with companies on the platform, leaving out the exchange of messages and individual and group calls. These interactions will continue to be protected by end-to-end encryption.
Also according to the social network, the data that can be shared are phone number, IP address, cell phone make and model, profile picture and information about the type of connection, among others.