Centre Deliberating on Differential Treatment Between Indian and Europen Users Amid WhatsApp Privacy Row
WhatsApp has delayed its launch from February 8th to May 15th. The social media giant stated that the postponement is caused by confusion and misinterpretation.
The data sharing among cross platforms led to a lot of buzz. Information that gets shared with WhatsApp includes mobile phone number, profile name, phone model, screen resolution, IP address, language, location.
However, the company claimed that neither Facebook nor the social messaging app can read your messages or hear your calls with your friends, family, and co-workers on the app. WhatsApp has no way to see these as these are all end-to-end encrypted conversations. "We will never weaken this security and we clearly label each chat so you know our commitment,".
Although, there are situations where your messages may remain on WhatsApp workers incidentally—that is if a message remains undelivered for a specific timeframe up to a limit of 30 days in the encoded structure, after which it is erased just as media advances that are briefly put away in scrambled structure to improve the effectiveness of extra advances.
Appearing for WhatsApp Senior Advocate Kapil Sibal told the court that the communication has been received and will be responded to.
It has been asserted that the new security strategy of WhatsApp permits full admittance to a client's online action without there being any oversight by the public authority.
The matter has been further listed for hearing on 1st March.
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