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on Jan 14, 2021
WhatsApp seeks the right to share user data like location and phone number with Facebook and Instagram as part of the new privacy terms.
WhatsApp has given users until February 8 to accept the policy. It is also working to launch its own payments service. In a tweet, WhatsApp said, “We want to address some rumours and be 100% clear we continue to protect your private messages with end-to-end encryption.” Union Information technology ministry officials said that they were monitoring the developments. The government is formulating a personal data protection bill, which is currently under review of a parliamentary panel. The bill proposes to disallow companies from storing users’ data abroad.Source: Hindustan Times