WhatsApp Privacy policy challenged by an Indian

An Indian boy (Karmanya Singh Sareen is a second-year engineering student at Imperial College, London) has claimed over new WhatsApp Privacy Policy and took the case to the Delhi High Court. He says, the new Privacy Policy of WhatsApp poses security threats.

According to him “Policy had completely changed from its previous and only version. It now sought to share information (including messages) with Facebook and its family of companies. It could also retain ‘popular’ videos and photos and messages for an indefinite period of time. This policy also granted WhatsApp a “worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free, sub-licensable, and transferable license to use, reproduce, distribute, create derivative works of, display, and perform the information (including the content)” that users upload, submit, store, send, or receive on or through their Services. He is of the view that just likes Facebook, WhatsApp had decided to severely compromise the integrity of its users.”
He says, “with the internet being open to the world and the market being so competitive, I believe that the users should own their data and should make the choice on using the best and most secure services possible. And at this point, there are several alternatives in sight. The users’ privacy should not be compromised at any point.”

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