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.
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.
“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.
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