Govt starts examining WhatsApp

WhatsApp Web, Desktop get face, fingerprint unlock features
Image credit:

The government has started examining WhatsApp’s Terms and Privacy Policy, according to the sources.

“We are collecting details,” a source was quoted as telling media agencies.

“Also, the privacy update sought by WhatsApp in user agreement in European Union is seen as lenient while in India it is wide-ranging and may have terms that may potentially harm user privacy,” the source was quoted as saying to the Times of India.
When The Times of India tried to reach, WhatsApp didn’t respond.

The instant messaging platform is getting negative from the market after it announced to introduce its new updated Term and Privacy Policy on February 8, 2020.

According to this new Terms and Privacy policy, users need to agree with the sharing of their personal data. This data will be shared with Facebook, the parent organization of WhatsApp. users’ may face account deletion if they don’t agree with this New Terms and Privacy Policy.

After getting a negative reaction from its users, WhatsApp issued a clarification, saying that the new Terms and Privacy Policy is related to communication with the businesses.

“We want to be clear that the policy update does not affect the privacy of your messages with friends or family in any way. Instead, this update includes changes related to messaging a business on WhatsApp, which is optional, and provides further transparency about how we collect and use data,” WhatsApp said.