in the Delhi High Court. Advocate Chaitanya Rohilla has filed
a petition against it. It says that the new WhatsApp policy is a
violation of the right to privacy given to India’s people. It is illegal to share user data.
No monitoring of the activity of WhatsApp
The petition said that the new WhatsApp policy means that
people’s online activity will always be monitored. All of this will
happen without government oversight. Therefore, WhatsApp policy
should be immediately banned.
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Court directs the government to make guidelines.
Rohilla also requested the court to direct the Ministry of Electronics
and IT to make guidelines so that WhatsApp users’ data could not be
shared with Facebook or any other company. There is currently no data
monitoring authority. Therefore, users are entirely dependent on the
signed the International Rule on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR).
Therefore, data security is the responsibility of the government.
What is WhatsApp’s new policy?
The company can use them to upload, submit, store, send or receive
content on WhatsApp. The company can also share that data.
This policy comes into effect from 8 February 2021. If the user does
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not ‘Agree’ this policy, then after 8 February he will not use his account.
Cleaning the company, user’s private messages will not be shared.
However, the company has also clarified criticism over the new policy.
He says that this policy does not threaten the private message of the user.
That is, chats with friends or family will be safe all over. Only messages sent
to business accounts will come under the purview of the new policy.