In the correspondence to Prasad, CAIT has requested that “government should immediately restrict WhatsApp from implementing the new policy or put a ban on WhatsApp and its parent company Facebook”, the traders’ body stated.
CAIT said Facebook has in excess of 200 million users in India and enabling it to get to information of each users can present serious threat not to the economy as well as even to the privacy of the nation.
“Though of course, it remains up to the user whether or not they want to message with a business on WhatsApp.”
The representative further said that the update doesn’t change WhatsApp’s data sharing practices to Facebook and doesn’t affect how people communicate privately with friends or family any place they are on the world.
“WhatsApp remains deeply committed to protecting people’s privacy. We are communicating directly with users through WhatsApp about these changes so they have time to review the new policy over the course of the next month,” the representative added.