By: Ashwathy Nair
- All kinds of personal data of WhatsApp users will be acquired and can be used by WhatsApp for any purpose.
- The new policy can carry a serious threat to the economy and security of the country.
- CAIT demands the immediate intervention of the government on the matter.
CAIT claimed that “WhatsApp should be immediately constrained from applying its new policy, or the government should ban WhatsApp and its Facebook parent company.”
In India, CAIT claimed that “Facebook has users over 200 million and letting WhatsApp accessing every user’s data can lead to a serious threat not only to the economy but also to the country’s security.”
“However, it will be remaining up to the customers whether they are willing to communicate with a business on WhatsApp.”
“WhatsApp will remain deeply committed to preserving people’s privacy. Direct communication with users through WhatsApp regarding these changes are happening so that they can review the new policy over the course of the next month.”
An email that was sent to Facebook for seeking comment on the issue did not manage to respond.