Whatsapp Agree to negotiate with government, not in favor of withdrawal of privacy policy

WhatsApp is ready to talk to the government about the proposed new privacy policy for users, but WhatsApp is not in favor of withdrawing its privacy policy at the moment. According to WhatsApp sources, there is no problem in setting privacy policy or standards of data protection for India even though there is no law on data protection in India.

The proposed policy of WhatsApp will be implemented from February 8, which has been postponed till May 15. Regarding the different privacy policies for users in Europe and India, company sources say that Europe has General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Therefore, that regulation is taken care of while deciding any policy or standard.

But so far no data protection law has been made in India. In such a situation, it is difficult to decide who should be taken care of while making a policy and whose not. In December 2019, the government introduced the Private Data Security Bill in Parliament. Till now it is not been given the form of law. The Ministry of Electronics and IT has asked WhatsApp to withdraw its proposed privacy policy.