PIL in Delhi HC claims that WhatsApp violates right to privacy, threatens national security

New Delhi: A PIL in the Delhi High Court has alleged that WhatsApp is violating the right to privacy and is a threat to national security.

The petition listed before the SC bench challenged WhatsApp’s recent terms and privacy updation and demanded an immediate moratorium on the company’s terms and conditions.

WhatsApp recently updated its new Terms and Privacy Policy stating that users will need to agree on the same otherwise they may need to delete their account on 8 February.

This has caused a lot of dissatisfaction among users, raising fears that their privacy may now be compromised. WhatsApp, Has now clarified more on its privacy policy, has detailed what it means.

“We have recently updated our privacy policy and we have received many thoughtful questions. Some rumors are circulating, we want to get answers to some common questions. We are going to go to great lengths to build WhatsApp in a way. Go to. Communicate privately. We want to make it clear that the policy update does not affect the privacy of your messages with friends or family in any way. Instead, this update involves sending messages to the business Changes are included. WhatsApp, Which is optional, and provides more transparency on how we collect and use data, “WhatsApp wrote in its updated FAQ.

According to the highlights of the FAQ, the following are summarized:

1. Whatsapp cannot see your private messages or listen to your calls nor can Facebook.

2. WhatsApp does not keep logs of people messaging or calling people.

3. Whatsapp cannot see your shared location nor can Facebook.

4. WhatsApp does not share its contacts with Facebook.

5. WhatsApp Group Be private.

6. You can set your messages to disappear.

7. You can download your data.

On Monday, concerned over private group chat links available on Google search, WhatsApp said that they had asked Google not to index such chats and advised users not to share group chat links on publicly accessible websites . Google had invited invite links for private WhatsApp group chats, meaning that anyone could join various private chat groups with a simple search.

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