As the revised date is round the corner, the voices against have slowly started to raise. The Indian government informed the High Court of Delhi that the proposed policy violates various laws as it fails to specify the nature of user data being collected and told to be shared, through the 14 question questionnaire. WhatsApp and its parent Facebook Inc., however, denied the ‘allegation’.
There is a twist
What can happen?
You’ll be able to converse through audio and video calls. But, the devil appears when you wish to access your chat, media or any kind of historic data on WhatsApp. Because You cannot! You could only be able to respond to messages from the notification centre on the top and by no other means. These limitations might also apply to WhatsApp Web or Desktop Application and further could extend to audio and video calls.
Now that, your WhatsApp doesn’t receive any messages, notifications or calls either by individuals or from groups and restricts you to access historic data, chats and so on. What is WhatsApp even doing on your device? It will become a useless app on your phone, having a candlelight dinner with your phone memory!
Can you change your decision against WhatsApp?
What can we do?
Accept the policy and keep using WhatsApp or Switch to a secure messaging platform – Signal or Telegram. The second option seems tough and it takes time. But, this is the time. Because it’s Facebook, and the privacy issues can only get worse.