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Supreme Court issues notice to WhatsApp-Facebook over new Privacy Policy

A public interest litigation filed in the Supreme Court has said that the new privacy policy of WhatsApp and Facebook is infringing on people's privacy and leaking data.

Yogita S.

Yogita S.By Yogita S.

Published on 15 Feb 2021 7:25 AM GMT

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New Delhi: In the new privacy policy, the Supreme Court has sent a notice to Facebook and Whatsapp, seeking a reply. The Supreme Court told WhatsApp and Facebook that people's privacy is very important. You can be a two-three trillion dollar company, but people fear that their data is being sold elsewhere. It is our duty to protect the privacy of the people.

A public interest litigation has stated that the new privacy policy of WhatsApp and Facebook is violating people's privacy and data leaked. It has been alleged that WhatsApp and Facebook have different criteria for Europe and there are different rules for India, this is not true. The Supreme Court has summoned the reply from both companies.

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It is worth noting that CAT National President Shri BC Bhartia and National General Secretary Shri Praveen Khandelwal alleged. That WhatsApp has adopted the view of 'My Way or High Way' which is arbitrary, unfair, unconstitutional. It is not acceptable in a democratic country like India. WhatsApp is fraudulently collecting personal user data. At the time of its launch in India, WhatsApp attracted users based on a promise not to share data and strong privacy principles.

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Under the new privacy policy, it shared personal data with Facebook. All of its group companies for commercial advertising and marketing. Since then the company is changing its policies so that a wide range of information can collect and process, and data can pass to third parties.

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Yogita S.

Yogita S.

Media Graduate, News Editor and PR Enthusiast.

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