It said that many Internet-based applications and websites have similar policies and that some even collect more data, according to a report.
WhatsApp has also found out that platforms like food-delivery app Zomato, ride-hailing app Ola, the Indian government’s Aarogya Setu app.
It also mentioned the video conferencing app Zoom that collect a similar or greater amount of data, according to a report by Inc42.
The app also named US tech giants Google, Microsoft, and Zoom.
The app also mentioned Republic World, the digital venture of news channel Republic TV, Inc42 reports citing an affidavit filed in the Delhi High Court on May 5.
What if you do not accept the WhatsApp policy update?
It said in a statement to the media that it would not remove the accounts of users who refused to accept the policy change and also no one in India would lose access to the app.
However, WhatsApp also clarified in an FAQ page that users “will encounter limited functionality” on its app until they accept the update. “This will not happen to all users at the same time,” it noted.
Also including those that facilitate grocery delivery and online doctor appointments.
The court at that time had said that “even Google Maps captures all your data and stores it”.