As per media reports, the department under IT Minister of India told that they have a sovereign responsibility to protect the rights and interest of Indian citizens. Currently, the Indian Government is considering various options available under the law. However, it is unknown as to which actions can be taken against WhatsApp if they don’t withdraw the new policy.
The Government of India issues new notice towards WhatsApp for showing discriminatory treatment towards Indian WhatsApp users. As the new privacy policies are different if compared with European users. Undoubtedly, Indian users are highly dependent on WhatsApp to communicate in everyday life. The Government adds that it is not just problematic but also highly irresponsible for WhatsApp. As the instant messaging company impose such unfair terms and conditions on Indian users. Whereas, WhatsApp has always told about the platform to be end to end encrypted. The company says that it can never see or store any kind of personal information or conversation of the users.