In a communication despatched to Minister for Information Technology Ravi Shankar Prasad, CAIT has demanded that the federal government ought to instantly limit WhatsApp from implementing the new policy or put a ban on WhatsApp and its guardian firm Facebook.
Facebook has greater than 200 million customers in India and enabling it to entry information about each person by an organization can pose a critical menace to not solely the economic system however even to the safety of the nation.
“It reminds us of the days of East India Company who entered India to trade salt only and invade the country but at this time it is the data which is very crucial to wreck the backbone of economy, social structure, etc. The Facebook- WhatsApp combine has shown their true colours by first facilitating the Indians to use Facebook and WhatsApp without any charge but now seeking access to data, its ultimate object seems to control trade & economy of India beside other hidden agenda,” CAIT mentioned.
The new guidelines will likely be carried out subsequent month, and if a person would not settle for the policy, then he has to delete the WhatsApp software from his cell.
Bhartia and Khandelwal mentioned what they may perceive is that WhatsApp goals to acquire extra information about every person which is able to allow it to know account info, together with cellphone quantity, handle e-book info, standing info, additionally all the information on transactions and funds and this information could also be linked with its new software, WhatsApp funds.
It will likely be disastrous when this information will likely be utilized by each WhatsApp and Facebook for numerous functions, together with the enablement of Facebook to use information with an e-commerce portal or compromising information with numerous firms to earn industrial advantages. Since Facebook being the guardian Company of WhatsApp will likely be ready to entry all such information, CAIT mentioned.
It will trigger a lot disturbance when WhatsApp can accumulate information about utilization, the form of cellphone person is utilizing and his location. Through new phrases, WhatsApp can even entry the checking account of the person. Not solely this however WhatsApp will know what person is paying you and to whom and different associated particulars like what’s bought and what would be the location of supply. It can observe each person, CAIT mentioned.
By acquiring such large information they may precisely know the buying and spending behaviour of customers, what they eat, quantity of necessities of varied gadgets, travels and locations, utilization of flights, railways, cab, street transport, and many others.