“We’re also going to do a lot more to clear up the misinformation about how WhatsApp works for privacy and security,” it added.
In terms of personal conversations, little is changing, it added, adding that the “update includes new options that people will have to report to a company on WhatsApp, and provides more transparency on how we collect and use data.”
All BusinessLine experts agreed to conclude that a successful initial phase is the decision to wait. Prasanth Sugathan, legal director of the digital rights group, SFLC.in., said that the ‘take it or leave it’ strategy would not suit when the corporation claims privacy and protection is in its DNA.
The guidelines for drafting the Personal Data Privacy Bill were submitted by an advisory committee headed by retired Justice BN Srikrishna in 2018. Three years later, even though the Supreme Court ruled privacy a constitutional right in 2017, the new bill has still not been enacted.