Government of India wrote a strict letter to WhatsApp, said- withdraw your new privacy policy

The Government of India has asked to withdraw the changes in the privacy policy from WhatsApp.

The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology has written in a letter to WhatsApp CEO Will Cathart that the proposed changes to WhatsApp’s service and privacy policy raise serious concerns about the choice and autonomy of Indian citizens.

  • News18
  • Last Updated:January 19, 2021, 3:11 PM IST

new Delhi. The Government of India has asked WhatsApp to withdraw the changes made in its privacy term, as no unilateral changes are appropriate and acceptable. The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology said in a strong letter to WhatsApp CEO Will Cathart that India is the largest user of WhatsApp globally and the largest market for its services. The letter said that the proposed changes in WhatsApp’s service and privacy policy raise serious concerns about the choice and autonomy of Indian citizens.

The ministry asked WhatsApp to withdraw the proposed changes and reconsider its approach to information privacy, freedom of selection and data security. The letter said that Indians should be respected properly, and any unilateral change in WhatsApp’s service, privacy terms is not fair and acceptable.

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WhatsApp clarified
For information, let us know that WhatsApp is in a lot of discussion about the change in its privacy policy. WhatsApp gave users until 8 February to accept the new policy, although the company has postponed it for the time being in view of the reaction of the people. Some users are unhappy with this update and are shifting to other platforms such as telegram (Signal). In view of the negative comments of the people, WhatsApp is constantly giving cleanliness.

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First WhatsApp released the blog, tweeted, and this is the first time this past week that WhatsApp has given its own status by cleaning it up. WhatsApp has given clarification on things like calling, private message, location and contact. WhatsApp said that they are committed to the privacy of users. It also said that it does not keep a record of people’s personal chats. He does not listen to the user’s words, because they are encrypted end-to-end.
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