Other Cos Collect More Data: WhatsApp Defends Its Policy
The Times of India Delhi|May 14, 2021
In HC Affidavit, Names Aarogya & Other Apps
Anam Ajmal

New Delhi: Days before the rollout of its new privacy policy on Saturday, WhatsApp has said that many Internet-based applications and websites have similar policies and some collect even more data.

In an affidavit filed in the Delhi HC on May 5, the instant messaging app said that Big Basket, Koo, Ola, Truecaller, and Zomato as well as Aarogya Setu collects similar data that WhatsApp does. It also mentions that Zoom and Google have similar privacy policies. This affidavit was filed in response to a petition filed by advocate Harsha Gupta, who had argued that WhatsApp’s new policy violates a user’s right to privacy.

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