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Facebook has been reported to be questioned by the parliamentary panel on WhatsApp’s new terms of services.

As reported by Reuters, the parliamentary panel will be questioning Facebook around its decision to change its updated privacy policy, the need to change its policy, and how it will affect the users. It has also come to light recently that the Indian government asked WhatsApp to withdraw its latest privacy policy update in order to “respect the informational privacy and data security of Indian users”.

The government sent a letter to WhatsApp head Will Cathcart with concerns around WhatsApp’s new terms of services. It has also raised questions around why the company is showing leniency around its update for Europe users and not Indian. The government said that “differential and discriminatory treatment of Indian and European users is attracting serious criticism and shows a lack of respect for the rights and interests of Indian citizens.”

The Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) has also strongly objected to the new WhatsApp privacy policy where it has demanded that the government should immediately restrict WhatsApp from implementing the new policy or put a ban on WhatsApp and Facebook.

“CAIT is completely against the new WhatsApp privacy policy, stating that it “reminds us of the days of East India Company who entered India to trade salt only and invade the country but at this time it is the data which is very crucial to wreck the backbone of the economy, social structure, etc,” said CAIT.

“The Facebook- WhatsApp combine has shown their true colours by first facilitating the Indians to use Facebook and WhatsApp without any charge but now seeking access to data, its ultimate object seems to control trade & economy of India besides other hidden agenda.”

WhatsApp also recently reiterated that its new privacy update is only aimed towards making its overall business more effective and that it respects the user’s personal data, reports Business Today.
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