WhatsApp Privacy Policy Deadline Ends

The deadline to accept the new privacy policy of social messaging platform WhatsApp came to an end on Saturday. Now, the company will be putting a limited ban on users who do not accept the arbitrary policy. The Company is trying to pressurize the users by doing so.

As the first step, WhatsApp will discontinue the facility to make audio or video calls from accounts of such users. Meanwhile, there are  hearings going on in the High Court as well as the Supreme Court in India against the new privacy policy of WhatsApp. The Competition Commission of India has also ordered a detailed investigation into this policy. Two days ago, Germany also ordered to postpone the new policy. Despite this, Facebook Inc. is not ready to change its stand.

But, considering the stern attitude of Indian courts and agencies, the company has now adopted a new way to create pressure.  They are gradually shutting down services, rather than directly deleting the accounts of users. WhatsApp has more than 53 crore users in India.

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Not Obliged To Serve The Customer, Company Tells Court

WhatsApp on Saturday defended its new privacy policy in the Delhi High Court. The company said that it was not pressurizing any customer to follow its new policy. The company is not legally obliged to serve its customers. If the customer wants then they can leave the platform. The policy will not affect a person’s personal affairs.