WhatsApp tells Indian Court that it has put a hold on the updated privacy policy in India

WhatsApp puts a hold on updated Privacy Policy in India

Facebook’s WhatsApp has told the Delhi High Court on Friday that it has voluntarily put a hold to it’s updated privacy policy and the users will be not be affected in India. This statement was released by WhatsApp in the hearing about WhatsApp and Facebook’s plea of challenging the Competition Commission of India enquiry into the updated privacy policy of WhatsApp.

Facebook and WhatsApp has been facing several complaints from privacy advocates, the government and other business that WhatsApp’s privacy policy is harmful to the privacy and interests of the citizens of India.

We have already put our updated privacy policy on hold till the Data Protection Bill: Senior advocate Harish Salve said for WhatsApp at the Delhi High Court. “No one will have their accounts deleted or lose functionality of WhatsApp on May 15th because of this update,” it said. “WhatsApp won’t delete your account if you don’t accept the update.”

Initially, WhatsApp said that it would slowly limit functionality for users who doesn’t accept the updated privacy policy that came in effect on May 15th, 2021 after various holds for implementation due to concerns raised over user data to be shared with Facebook.

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