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Centre writes to WhatsApp, Says will not tolerate any changes in Privacy Policy'

On the other hand, the Parliamentary Committee summoned the officials of Internet media giant Facebook and Twitter on 21 January.

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Published on 19 Jan 2021 10:42 AM GMT

Centre writes to WhatsApp, Says will not tolerate any changes in Privacy Policy
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New Delhi: In view of the threat on privacy from the new policy update of WhatsApp, the government has written a letter to the global CEO of the messaging app. The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MEITY) has called for withdrawal of proposed changes to the privacy policy of the Facebook-owned messaging platform.

IT Minsitry writes to WhatsApp CEO:

According to sources, Cathcart has been asked to answer the government's questions about privacy, data transfer and sharing policies.

On the other hand, the Parliamentary Committee summoned the officials of Internet media giant Facebook and Twitter on 21 January. The Standing Parliamentary Committee on Information Technology will also discuss the changes made in the privacy policy of WhatsApp. Among other issues, in a meeting on January 21 with Facebook and Twitter officials.

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Let us know that WhatsApp had recently sent a notification to the users to update their policy. It said that to continue using WhatsApp, the new policy would have to be approved by February 8.

Ever since this notification surfaced, a discussion arose in the internet media that the privacy of users threatened after the new policy of WhatsApp. Under the new policy, WhatsApp will share the data of users with other apps and products of Facebook. WhatsApp is constantly denying it.

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Both Signal and Telegram have benefited from this exodus, so much so that both services seem to be struggling to handle the influx of new users — Signal services were disrupted on Friday.

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Yogita S.

Yogita S.

Media Graduate, News Editor and PR Enthusiast.

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