WhatsApp asked by Indian Govt to review privacy policy changes: Dhotre

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The authorities has asked messaging agency Whatsapp to review its proposed privacy policy modifications, Minister of State for IT and Communications Sanjay Dhotre knowledgeable the Lok Sabha on Wednesday.

WhatsApp has drawn large criticism from customers globally, together with India, over considerations that knowledge was being shared with its mother or father firm, Facebook. WhatsApp, on its half, has maintained that messages on the platform are end-to-end encrypted and that neither WhatsApp nor Facebook can see the non-public messages on WhatsApp’s platform.

“Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology (MeitY) took cognizance of the WhatsApp announcement of its new Privacy Policy stated to be applicable to Indian users. To safeguard the interest of Indian users, Meity has asked WhatsApp to review the proposed privacy policy changes and also to explain the rationale of the same,” Dhotre stated in a written reply to the Lok Sabha.

Whatsapp has proposed its customers to settle for up to date policy modifications by March 15 if they need to proceed utilizing the app.

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