WhatsApp has been in the course of controversies in the previous few months, to be particular, because the starting of 2021. The controversy has been principally across the up to date privateness coverage. Final week, the Indian authorities warned WhatsApp to withdraw the newly up to date privateness coverage. WhatsApp has now responded to the Indian authorities and said that they stand by the coverage and likewise highlighted that every one chats are safe.
In an official assertion to BGR India a WhatsApp spokesperson stated, “we now have responded to the Authorities of India’s letter and guaranteed them that the privateness of customers stays our highest precedence.” It added, As a reminder, the current replace doesn’t change the privateness of individuals’s private messages. Its goal is to offer extra details about how folks can work together with companies in the event that they select to take action.”
WhatsApp additionally stated that customers who don’t settle for the privateness coverage will now not lose options, as beforehand introduced. The safe messaging platform famous, “we is not going to restrict the performance of how WhatsApp works within the coming weeks. As an alternative, we are going to proceed to remind customers occasionally in regards to the replace in addition to when folks select to make use of related non-obligatory options, like speaking with a enterprise that’s receiving help from Fb.”
The spokesperson additional famous, “we hope this method reinforces the selection that every one customers have whether or not or not they wish to work together with a enterprise. We are going to keep this method till at the very least the forthcoming PDP regulation comes into impact.”
WhatsApp privateness coverage got here into impact on Could 15 after months of controversies round it. Since then, WhatsApp has been reminding customers to just accept the privateness coverage replace. The messaging platform had beforehand stated, customers who fail to just accept the coverage in the long term will finally lose entry to a number of key functionalities. Within the newest assertion, WhatsApp has confirmed that nothing of that kind will occur and customers who don’t settle for the coverage is not going to lose entry to any function in the long term.