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    CAIT asks the government to ban WhatsApp, Facebook on the new privacy policy

    On Sunday the CAIT dealer corps wrote to Information and Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad calls for the government to restrict WhatsApp from implement its new privacy policy or impose a ban on the messaging app and its parent company Facebook.

    The Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) stated that, through the new privacy policy, “all types of personal data, payment transactions, contacts, location and other vital information of a person using WhatsApp will be acquired and may be used by it for any purpose by WhatsApp “.

    In the communication to Prasad, the CAIT asked that “the government immediately limit WhatsApp from implement the new policy or ban WhatsApp and its parent company Facebook”Said the body of traders.

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    CAIT said Facebook it has more than 200 million users in India and allowing it to access every user’s data can pose a serious threat not only to the economy but also to the country’s security.

    However, in an email response to PTI, a spokesperson for WhatsApp said: “To further increase transparency, we have updated the privacy policy to describe that businesses can choose to receive secure hosting services in the future. from our parent company Facebook to help manage communications with their customers on WhatsApp.

    “Although, of course, it is up to the user to decide whether or not to send messages to a company on WhatsApp.” The spokesperson further said that the update does not change WhatsApp’s data sharing practices with Facebook and it does not affect how people communicate privately with friends or family wherever they are in the world.

    “WhatsApp remains deeply committed to protecting people’s privacy. We are communicating directly with users via WhatsApp about these changes so that they have time to review the new policy over the next month,” the spokesperson added.

    An email sent to Facebook searching for comments on the matter did not elicit an answer.

    CAIT Secretary General Praveen Khandelwal said: “The WhatsApp privacy policy change is an invasion of an individual’s privacy and goes against the basic foundations of the Indian Constitution and therefore CAIT called for immediate government intervention. “. PTI RSN SR RVK

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