WhatsApp’s different treatment with Indian and European users worrisome: Government

WhatsApp’s policy change is a concern only for Indian users.

WhatsApp is not giving users any option to share data with the rest of Facebook’s companies, and it is worrying for Indian users to change the privacy policy in such a ‘unilateral’ manner.

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  • Last Updated:January 25, 2021, 1:35 PM IST

new Delhi. On Monday, the Central Government told the Delhi High Court that different treatment of Indian and European users by WhatsApp regarding the privacy policy is a matter of concern for her and she is looking into the matter. The Central Government told the High Court that it is also a matter of concern that the privacy policy is being changed in a ‘unilateral’ way for Indian users on the social networking platform WhatsApp. Additional Solicitor General Chetan Sharma conveyed the government’s opinion to the court of Justice Sanjiv Sachdev, who was hearing a petition filed by a lawyer against the privacy policy brought by Facebook-owned WhatsApp.

During the hearing, Sharma told the court that Indian users were not given the option to share data with the rest of Facebook’s companies, prima facie it seems to be following the ‘accept or not serve’ policy with WhatsApp users. is.

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He said, ‘Forcing users to compromise by WhatsApp can have a social impact which may affect the privacy of information and the interest of information security.’ Sharma said that the government is already looking into the matter and WhatsApp has been contacted to get some information. Senior advocate Kapil Sibal, appearing for WhatsApp, told the court that the letter has been received and will be answered. After this, the court listed the hearing of the case for March 1.WhatsApp is constantly cleaning

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 like Telegram, Signal. In view of the negative comments of the people, WhatsApp is constantly giving cleanliness.
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