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WhatsApp new privacy policy update: BIG ACTION against tech giant in India soon?

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WhatsApp’s new privacy policy update: In a major step, the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology has again directed WhatApp to withdraw its much controversial revised privacy policy and has warned action against the platform.

“According to official sources, in its notice to the company, the ministry has said that there are various options available for the messaging platform under Indian law. The government has told WhatsApp to respond to its concerns by May 25,” the IANS news agency reported.

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Noting that many Indian users depend on WhatsApp for communicating on a daily basis, the ministry said that it is irresponsible for WhatsApp to leverage position in Indian market to impose unfair terms and conditions, the report said.

As per the ministry, the changes to WhatsApp privacy policy and the manner of introducing the changes undermines the sacrosanct values of informational privacy,…

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