What is the Controversy?
anyone doesn’t want to share his data, he will not use WhatsApp anymore. WhatsApp takes our location, time zone, IP address, phone number, contacts, and other sensitive information. Nearly 200 million users are of WhatsApp. Suppose this amount of data will be shared. In that case, it can be a threat to the
economy, the economy, and the country’s security by The Confederation of All India Traders, CAIT.
Clarification From WhatsApp
For a long time, Facebook is saying that they don’t share anyone’s data. Sources from the government say intermediary guidelines are in work to safeguard such types of practices. To understand intermediary, it’s just a platform where the third party places content they do not own. That makes them safe from liability for any unlawful content Government has to direct intermediary concern to
remove that within a period. The government can’t do anything until the intermediary fails in their action.
Information and Technical minister Ravishankar Prasad demanded the government to restrict WhatsApp to implement its new policies in the country or should ban the application and its parent company Facebook, they will get a huge amount of data that can be used for any purpose.
Support And Resistance
Many of the users and community are defending WhatsApp and its new policies by giving their own reasons. Maybe its new policies could not be disturbing to normal users, but corporations and tech persons will not be ready to share their data with any third parties. They are demanding the government to restrict these kinds of policies in any application and Technical way. It looks clear WhatsApp is no longer safe and whether its policies should change or must ban to safeguard privacy and security.