WhatsApp News: Popular messaging app WhatsApp has had to take a privacy decision. So why did he make such a decision?


After encountering multiple hurdles in trying to enforce its WhatsApp privacy policy, it told the Delhi High Court that they would withdraw the update until the new Personal Data Protection Act goes into effect. In January 2021, WhatsApp rolled out a new privacy policy and terms of service update and received a lot of backlash from its user base for its data-sharing practices. At that time, it was announced that the features would be restricted for those who did not accept the policy, but a step was taken back.

In March, the Competition Commission of India (CCI) announced that WhatsApp was being investigated for possibly violating competition laws. In response, WhatsApp and Facebook applied to the court to challenge CCI’s investigation decision.

During the court hearing, WhatsApp committed to put the privacy policy update on hold until parliament passes the Personal Data Protection Act, which is being tabled for the upcoming lawsuit. In this process, WhatsApp will continue to show the update to its users, but will also avoid forcing users to accept it. WhatsApp will not enforce the policy until Parliament allows it.


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