WhatsApp, the Facebook company, has filed a petition in the Delhi High court alleging that other Indian mobile applications are collecting even more data than it does. With the petition, the social media giant has hit back hard on the rising criticism over its new privacy policies which are already rejected in Germany.
Blaming Other Apps To Cover Its Faults
According to a report by Inc42, WhatsApp’s affidavit cites the privacy policies of multiple companies, including Zoom and TrueCaller, as well as Indian start-ups BigBasket, Zomato, and Ola. The affidavit states that these apps’ privacy policies allow them to collect just as much data as WhatsApp’s new policy, and in some cases, even more data than WhatsApp
A review of the privacy policies of many internet-based applications and websites confirms that such policies include provisions describing the information they may collect that are similar to and in many instances much broader than those in the 2021 Update.WhatsApp’s affidavit
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