CAIT’s Request To Ban WhatsApp & Facebook Due To Privacy Concerns

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After the recent revelation of WhatsApp’s privacy concerns surrounding user data, passwords and more, the Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) have requested The Minister of IT and Communications, Mr. Ravi Shankar Prasad, to ban WhatsApp and its parent application, Facebook in India.

They have sent letters issuing their concern over the tampering of the privacy policies. WhatsApp’s privacy policy clearly states that it shared the data with Facebook. This includes personal data, contacts, credentials of accounts, among other things and can actually hamper the security of the entire country. In the letter, they have also mentioned that this is straight against the fundamentals of the Consititution of India (COI) and that the Government needs to intervene as quickly as possible.

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