This poses a major trouble for WhatsApp in India as the government has asked the company to withdraw its new policy update and respect the “informational privacy and data security of Indian users.” Else, the government will have to take drastic measures and may even end in WhatsApp ban in India 2021.
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The government is also against the “all-or-nothing approach” of WhatsApp where it has asked the users to either accept the terms or be ready to log out of full bouquet of services. This ‘all-or-nothing’ approach takes away any meaningful choice from users across the globe.
To save itself from the fire, WhatsApp has issued clarifications stating that the new policy will have no impact on the individual chats in any way and would only lead to business accounts on WhatsApp sharing more data with Facebook.
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