The case has been taken to court. In public interest litigation filed in the Delhi High Court, the central government has said that WhatsApp is discriminating. The Indian people are being forced to accept the new policy. In this context, the Supreme Court of India ruled that the protection and security of the information of Indian consumers fall under the duty of WhatsApp. In the new policy, it is important to maintain transparency of information.
In the face of consumer pressure, WhatsApp said in a statement at the last moment that they do not share data with Facebook. WhatsApp never even intercepts customers’ private conversations. No contact numbers of the customers are shared with Facebook. If you write a location in the message, it will not be read by WhatsApp. Even all the messages in the WhatsApp group are kept secret. The locations of the users are also kept secret.
However, the government has argued that no other Facebook company will get any information about WhatsApp users in European countries. But, in the case of Indians, it is being said that providing information to other Facebook companies is mandatory. WhatsApp is unilaterally forcing Indians to accept the new terms and conditions.
The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology of India has also written a letter to WhatsApp’s global CEO Will Cathcart asking them not to discriminate between other countries and Indian consumers.