>> If you're under 16 under the new regulations, you need to get permission for certain emancipative data to be shared and that requires WhatsApp to collect more information, which they don't want to do>> Raising the age limit will help WhatsApp comply with new regulations. So what are they?
New data privacy laws coming into force across the EU next month will be the biggest overhaul of online privacy since the birth of the Internet. It will give Europeans the right to know what data are stored on them and the right to have it deleted>> They can request a report that will tell you the number, the device you use, WhatsApp say they need this information to offer the service, it's for their own technical reasons.
It also gives you your contacts, and the groups, and any numbers you've blocked.>> WhatsApp's minimum age of use will remain 13 years in the rest of the world, in line with its parent, Facebook.