Indian Traders, Retailers Ask Govt To Ban Facebook, Whatsapp Over Data Security; Will Govt Listen?
This new policy will force people using WhatsApp to accept the changed terms if they want to continue the usage of WhatsApp.
Otherwise, they will have to stop using it and delete WhatsApp from their mobile.
According to the CAIT, all kinds of personal data, payment transactions, contacts, location and other vital information of a person using WhatsApp will be acquired by the application and further can be utilized for any purpose by the app.
What Does CAIT Say?
Further, CAIT demanded that the government should immediately restrict WhatsApp from implementing the new policy or put a ban on WhatsApp and its parent company Facebook
So far, Facebook has more than 200 million users in India.
If this kind of data access is enabled about every user by a company then it can pose a serious threat to not only the economy but even to the security of the country.
CAIT said in a communication sent to Minister for Information Technology Ravi Shankar Prasad, “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. The Facebook- WhatsApp combine has shown their true colors 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,”.