What experts say on WhatsApp and privacy violations

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Discussions are continuing on all the platforms regarding the terms of use of WhatsApp, which is going to be implemented in India as well as from February 8, 2021. According to the new conditions, the company can take information of the user’s user ID, phone number, email ID and all transactions from mobile, even location. It is worth noting that they can share these information taken from mobile with Facebook and Instagram. The user has time till February 8 to accept the new policy.

In the midst of a growing uproar against this policy, WhatsApp has said that it will not be affected even by its new chat terms. WhatsApp said in its release, “The new update will make shopping and doing business through WhatsApp much easier than before. Most of the people today are using WhatsApp as a business app apart from chatting. We have made our privacy policy Has been updated as a secure hosting service for businesses to make it easier for small businesses to reach their customers through WhatsApp. We will also take help of our parent company Facebook for this. ” Also read- Whatsapp: Whatsapp group chat link seen again on Google search

Let us know that this week, millions of Indian users have received notifications regarding WhatsApp’s new privacy policy and terms of service, which are being implemented from February 8. These terms said that WhatsApp will share more data with its parent company Facebook than before, which will be used in advertisements. If a user does not accept the new terms by February 8, then his account will be closed. Is this a direct attack on people’s privacy? And they are being forced to obey the conditions… So today the matter was discussed with the experts on these issues.

Violation of privacy policy at the time of cybercrime.

Khushboo Jain of Cyber ​​Law Advocate says on the new policy of WhatsApp that in India, it was considered a safe medium when it comes to its contract act and no customer chat will be shared with anyone. But it is a one-sided policy against the present act. Now people are being forced in a way that if no one does not accept the new conditions, then whatsapp can not be used. The other important thing is that due to the sharing of data, since 2016, it was being shared internally with Facebook. But now it is a matter of business, now data will be shared with third party. That is, the company is running its own business by taking user data.

What kind of danger will come.

Credit card, debit card, all other information, IP location, Internet will share in the kind of data you are talking about. But the way cybercrime is increasing today. At such times it can be very harmful. Therefore, it is important to bring a law that organizations like WhatsApp should not say that we do not believe in this law. Also, its category has to be done separately so that privacy is not violated. If someone is running WhatsApp on the system then there is a cookie in it, then it keeps track very fast and when running WhatsApp, if you go to a site and order something, then WhatsApp will get its money and all these cookies through the system Keeps watch and tells what you are doing.

Policy is different in Europe and UK.

A survey of an NGO has come, that after the popup of these new terms and regulations, about 60 percent people have pressed the Agri button without reading it. In such a situation, IG Brijesh Singh in Maharashtra Police says that whatsapp is asking for consent here is not our consent but it is in compulsion and force. If you talk about the privacy policy, then their policy is different in Europe and UK, that is, they are not working on the terms of such data share. It is clear that where the terms and conditions are strict, the company has issued a new rule to close WhatsApp.

Need to tighten the law.

Brijesh Singh says that they are not doing this in other countries because we have the same cyber law here, while looking at the US, there is a Hippa for health, separate laws for children’s information protection. If we look at the whole of Europe, there is a very strong law. Even when China brought the law and these companies refused to obey, they stopped Google, Facebook and Twitter. Now if someone has to take an entry inside China, they will have to give details, what data will be taken, where will they be kept, whom will they give, etc.

The situation will change after the arrival of PDPR.

As far as data share is concerned, our data is not being shared from today, but it is happening since 2016, now its different categories have been made. Such as transactional data, other information of the device etc. But now its monetization will be done. But now many things will be taken without our permission. In a Supreme Court Supreme Court case, these people said that the laws and regulations of your country do not apply to us. In our country too, the law related to this is being worked out. After PDPR (Personal Data Protection Regulation), it will make a difference. Then the company cannot say that the laws here do not apply.

Startup came forward.

With this, Brijesh Singh says that this is probably why many people are turning to other apps. Recently Tesla company owner Elon Musk also suggested to move to single app, apart from this, people like Telegram are also liking. It is clear that people were liking it due to the rules of privacy policy. Easy, Maharashtra Brijesh Singh says that it is also important that a startup should create an end-to-end encryption messaging app in its country. So that the dependence on the app of other countries is eliminated.

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