Traders' body CAIT has written to IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad demanding the government must "immediately restrict" WhatsApp from implementing its new policy or put a ban on WhatsApp and Facebook. It claimed that the policy will allow WhatsApp to acquire users' personal data, payment transactions and other vital information and use them for any purpose.
Update doesn't change data-sharing practices with Facebook: WhatsApp Head
WhatsApp Head Will Cathcart in a series of tweets said the new updated policy doesn't change WhatsApp's data-sharing practices with Facebook. He said WhatsApp has updated its policy "to be transparent and to better describe optional people-to-business features". "It does not impact how people communicate privately with friends or family wherever they are in the world," Cathcart said.