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19 Jan, 2021
Don't Use Whatsapp If You're Uncomfortable - Delhi HC

The battle cry of privacy is everywhere. This time, one of the most popular and widely used apps WhatsApp is under scrutiny due to its new privacy policy.

In this regard, the Delhi High Court Judge Justice Sanjeev Sachdeva said, "It is a private app. Don't join it. It is a voluntary thing, don't accept it. Use some other app".

He further stated, "You would be surprised as to what all you are consenting to". "An even Google map captures all your data and stores it".

The lawyers representing WhatsApp and Facebook, Kapil Sibal and Mukul Rohatgi, told the court that the plea was out of proportion and escalated issues were baseless.

WhatsApp said that the data which they will collect won't be compromised. They want to improve the business experience of people who use WhatsApp for their stores or businesses.

"We've heard from so many people how much confusion there is around our recent update. There's been a lot of misinformation causing concern and we want to help everyone understand our principles and the facts."
While not everyone shops with a business on WhatsApp today, we think that more people will choose to do so in the future and it's important people are aware of these services. This update does not expand our ability to share data with Facebook".
- WhatsApp.

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