Ruckus over Whatsapp’s new privacy policy, Government of India letter to CEO, withdraw privacy policy

Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY), Government of India has written a letter regarding Whatsapp (WhatsApp). The letter has been written to WhatsApp CEO (Will Cathcart). In this letter, WhatsApp has been asked to withdraw the changes in its privacy policy update in India. Under the new privacy policy of WhatsApp, it can share users’ data with its parent company Facebook. The letter states that the change in policy by the messaging app is not correct and cannot be accepted.

In a letter to the CEO of WhatsApp, MEITY has questioned the information security of the users, saying that by sharing the data of the chat of the users with the business account, other companies of Facebook will get information about the users, according to the privacy of the users Is not right from This may threaten the security of users.

Whatsapp has given users till May 15 for its new policy review. However, according to MEITY, WhatsApp’s saying that the policy is either obeying or insinuating is forcing users to accept the new terms. Apart from this, the ministry has also said that different policies for EU and India Why is adopting WhatsApp? India is a big market for WhatsApp, with its largest user base. But the company’s different policy states that it does not respect Indian users.

Earlier on the WhatsApp policy, the Delhi High Court had said that it is a private app. In such a situation, the court told people that if they do not like the policy of WhatsApp, then they can leave it. Earlier, a survey had revealed that after the new policy, only 18% users in India can continue using WhatsApp. At the same time, 36% users have expressed the possibility that they will reduce WhatsApp usage significantly. Apart from this, 15% users have expected the app to be completely closed amid privacy controversy.

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