The ministry of electronics and information technology has issued yet another warning to Facebook-owned Whatsapp. The government gave a week to respond favorably to the notice. The government ordered Whatsapp to withdraw its new privacy policies.
Note from the government on WhatsApp privacy policies
The Indian government sent a letter to Will Cathcart, the CEO of Whatsapp. Indians’ data security and informational privacy should be respected, according to the government. As a result, the revised privacy policies should be withdrawn.
Furthermore, the government claims that Whatsapp’s privacy regulations are discriminatory. People in Europe now have the opportunity to opt-out of Whatsapp’s privacy regulations. Indian users, on the other hand, do not. Furthermore, the policy is in violation of Indian IT laws and standards, according to the center. With this in mind, the authorities gave Whatsapp a week’s notice to drop its privacy policies.
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