Inc42 claims to have checked a copy of the affidavit filed by the company. Internet companies reportedly cited privacy policies – Zomato, Ola, Koo, BigBasket, Truecaller, and the government’s contact tracking app Aarogya Setuand US tech majors Microsoft, Google, Zoom as examples to make his point. The affidavit also reportedly mentions Republic World, the digital arm of Republic TV news channel.
However, the page adds that if users do not agree to the terms after “several weeks” they will not be able to access their chat list and may not be able to answer incoming phone or video calls through the app.
The FAQ page adds that WhatsApp continues to remind users who have not had the opportunity to review and accept the terms and, after a period of several weeks, “the reminder (s) to people (s) who receive it will be permanent.” “. To date, the schedules set for these reminders have not been disclosed.
While privacy advocates claim that the new terms will improve WhatsApp’s ability to share user data with its parent company’s Facebook, they have insisted that adopting the new policy will not expand WhatsApp’s ability to share user data.
India is the largest market for WhatsApp. According to the government, it has 53 crore users in the country.