Facebook-owned messaging platform WhatsApp on Friday said it conveyed to the Indian government its commitment to protecting personal communications across India.
”We’ve also included more information to try and address concerns we’re hearing. Eventually, we’ll start reminding people to review and accept these updates to keep using WhatsApp,” it added.
“As a reminder, we’re building new ways to chat or shop with a business on WhatsApp that are entirely optional. Personal messages will always be end-to-end encrypted, so WhatsApp can’t read or listen to them,” the statement further said.
WhatsApp privacy update controversy
The company clarified that it will not read users’ personal chat or share the same with third parties.
“Your personal conversations are still protected by end-to-end encryption, which means no one outside of your chats, not even WhatsApp or Facebook, can read or listen to them,” it said in a statement clarifying that information sharing will instead pertain to users’ interaction with businesses.
The updates related to optional business features are a part of our broader efforts to make communicating with a business secure, better, and easier, it clarified. The changes pertain to enabling customer service, discovering business.
It is to be noted that users in the European Union have the option to opt out of the update but not elsewhere.
Source :- timesnownews.com