There has been a rage among users over the new WhatsApp user policies since last year. This year is no different for the messaging giant. This time, the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology has got involved in the matter, hinting that the concern is serious.
Let us explain the policy changes for all of those who don't know what it's all about.
WhatsApp is now owned by Facebook and Facebook wants to gather user data from all its subsidiary app i.e, WhatsApp and Instagram. WhatsApp claims that they ask for user data to provide customized service and experience to users on tri-integrated platforms.
However, users were not convinced with this policy update as they felt their personal details will be vulnerable.
what is the debate
After this policy update, the IT department had to interfere and ordered the messaging app to take the policies down. However, WhatsApp came forward with an explanation stating that it does not intend to utilize the user data otherwise, rather than for customization purposes.
WhatsApp has filed a legal complaint against the government over the new IT Rules 2021, stating that these rules are a violation of privacy rights in India’s constitution and that the demand of the government to have the details of the original sender of a message will require WhatsApp to rework the end-to-end encryption for the platform
The government has straight away asked the social media and messenger apps to comply with new IT Rules as of 2021, which states, that if any messaging app or social media platform fails to comply with the new rules, they will lose the legal immunity protecting them from content shared on their platforms.
the conclusion - Is Whatsapp Banned Solved?