The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology on Tuesday wrote a letter to WhatsApp Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Will Cathart asking him to withdraw the new policy to be implemented in May.
Apart from this, the ministry has also asked WhatsApp to disclose its data sharing process.
Initially, users were given time till 8 February 2021 to accept this policy, otherwise their account would be deleted or suspended.
However, in view of the increasing opposition from the users, the company extended the deadline to May 15.
India is a big market for WhatsApp services – Ministry
A strong letter written by the ministry states that India is the largest user of WhatsApp globally and the largest market for its services.
The ministry said that the company should withdraw the proposed changes and reconsider its perspective on information privacy, freedom of selection and data security.
Unilateral change is not fair and acceptable – Ministry
Ministry sent questionnaire to WhatsApp
The ministry has also sent the prescribed questionnaire to WhatsApp. In which the service provided by WhatsApp in India, the exact categories under which the data will be collected, the details of permissions and consent required by various WhatsApp applications if the company profiling users based on application usage is asked to give details of other things like is.
Apart from this, the Ministry has also sought complete information about the policies implemented so far in India.
WhatsApp will be discussed in Parliament
In such a situation, it is now expected that after India’s strictness, WhatsApp will not implement the new policy.
Ministry condemned WhatsApp’s move
Whether or not to use it depends on your willingness. If privacy is disturbed by its use, then stop using it and use another app. The court refused to issue notice to WhatsApp.
WhatsApp installation drops by 35 percent