While playing its sovereign responsibility to protect the rights and interests of Indian citizens, the government will look into other options for this which are within the purview of Indian laws.
The ministry has also strongly raised the issue of discriminatory behavior between Indian users and European users done by WhatsApp. It states, “As you know this well, a lot of Indian citizens depend on WhatsApp in their everyday lives to get in touch. It is not only skeptical but also irresponsible that WhatsApp is in its unfair terms and conditions. Take advantage of its position to enforce. Especially those rules which show a distinction between the users of Europe and the Indian users. “
However, the ministry says that the postponement of the policy does not exempt WhatsApp from respecting the confidentiality, data security and user will of Indian users’ information.
In the Delhi High Court too, the Ministry has put the same aspect where the matter is under consideration and from where this letter has been issued.
Update- WhatsApp spoke to Gadgets 360 and gave the following statement:
“We are constantly talking to the government about this and reaffirm the statement we have made earlier that this update will not affect the privacy of any individual’s private messages.
Our goal is to make people aware of all the options we are working on, to send business messages on WhatsApp, which people will have in the future as well. Majority of the people have also accepted the new rules of services. We encourage those who have not yet had a chance to do so. On May 15, neither an account has been deleted nor the functioning of WhatsApp has been affected. We will keep reminding people about this for the next few weeks. We are thankful that WhatsApp is playing such an important role in people’s lives. We will continue to take advantage of such opportunities even further when we are able to tell people how we protect their private messages and confidential information. “