CAIT writes to IT Minister in search of authorities motion.
In the communication to Mr. Prasad, CAIT has demanded that “government should immediately restrict WhatsApp from implementing the new policy or put a ban on WhatsApp and its parent company Facebook”.
CAIT mentioned Facebook has greater than 200 million customers in India and enabling it to entry information of each person can pose critical risk to not solely the economic system however even to the safety of the nation.
“Though in fact, it stays as much as the person whether or not or not they wish to message with a enterprise on WhatsApp.” The spokesperson further said that the update does not change WhatsApp’s data sharing practices with Facebook and does not impact how people communicate privately with friends or family wherever they are in the world.
“WhatsApp stays deeply dedicated to defending individuals’s privacy. We are speaking straight with customers by WhatsApp about these adjustments so that they have time to evaluation the new policy over the course of the subsequent month,” the spokesperson added.
An email sent to Facebook seeking comment on the issue did not elicit a response.