Asks India FacebookWhatsApp withdraws privacy policy update

The Indian ministry of technology asked Facebook Inc-owned WhatsApp will pull back the changes to its privacy policy announced by the messenger earlier this month, saying the new terms will take away the choice from Indian users. “The proposed changes raise serious concerns regarding the implications for the choice and autonomy of Indian citizens,” said the e-mail from the ministry of technology addressed to WhatsApp chief Will Cathcart on January 18, which was revised. from Reuters.

“Therefore, you are invited to withdraw the proposed changes.” WhatsApp did not immediately respond to a request for comment but has previously said that its new privacy policy update does not affect the privacy of users’ messages with friends, family and groups.

The company last week said it will delay the launch of the new policy in May from February, after facing a series of criticisms over the new terms even in its largest India market.

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