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Asked WhatsApp To Review 2021 Privacy Policy’: IT Ministry Informs Parliament

The Central Government has asked Whatsapp to review its updated privacy policy of 2021 and to explain its rationale. ”In line with increasing number of internet users, mobile apps and new evolving technology, the practice of collection of personal data by such apps and websites is also increasing. Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) regularly interacts with social media platforms to make them more responsive. MeitY recently has asked WhatsApp to review the proposed privacy policy changes and also to explain the rationale of the same.” Whatsapp updated its privacy policy on January 4, 2021 and made it compulsory for Indian users to accept its terms and conditions, failing which the accounts and services would be terminated.

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