India parliament panel to question Facebook on WhatsApp privacy terms: source by Reuters

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NEW DELHI / BENGALURU (Reuters) – An Indian parliamentary panel will question Facebook (NASDAQ 🙂 executives on Thursday about concerns about changes to WhatsApp’s privacy policy, a source said, days after the Technology Ministry ask the messaging platform to withdraw the previously announced changes. month. The panel will ask why Facebook needed to change WhatsApp’s privacy policy and how it will affect users, the source said. With 400 million users, India is the largest market for WhatsApp. The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, in a Jan. 18 email to WhatsApp boss Will Cathcart, said the new privacy policy terms remove options for Indian users. Downloads from rival messengers like Signal and Telegram spiked in India after WhatsApp said earlier this month that it could share limited user data with Facebook and its group companies.

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