WhatsApp responds to privacy criticism by alleging that other apps and tech companies also show disdain for user privacy
- Facebook-owned messaging giant
- In its affidavit, WhatsApp reportedly pointed fingers at other apps and tech companies, saying they also collect similar or more data.
According to a report by Inc42, WhatsApp has pointed out that platforms like food-delivery app Zomato, ride-hailing app Ola, Indian government’s Aarogya Setu app, and video conferencing app Zoom collect a similar or more amount of data.
WhatsApp’s affidavit also points fingers at other US tech giants -- Google and Amazon. In addition to this, it has also named Republic World, the digital venture of Republic TV.
“A review of the privacy policies of many internet-based applications and websites confirms that such policies include provisions describing the information they may collect that are similar to – and in many instances much broader than – those in the 2021 (
Business Insider has reached out to WhatsApp for a comment. The story will be updated if and when we receive a response.
However, after facing severe backlash, the company decided to postpone it to May 15. It was also reportedly asked by the Indian government to withdraw its privacy changes.
WhatsApp will stop working if you do not agree to its new terms and privacy policies
WhatsApp has reportedly been told to withdraw its privacy changes by the Indian government
WhatsApp says your privacy won't be affected if you don't use these two optional features
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