CAIT has also pleaded to the Union of India that it lays down guidelines for big technology companies like WhatsApp and frames policies such that it does not violate the right to privacy of people.
The petitioner says that on the same proposed policy of WhatsApp in 2017, the European Union’s Antitrust Authority had imposed serious restrictions and a fine of 110 million Euros. If we take another example, in 2016 the United Kingdom and the European Union had prohibited similar actions of Facebook and also directed it to delete all data that concerned the WhatsApp users. Looking at this, we observe that the Indian Government has failed to take restrictive and necessary measures to prevent big technological companies like WhatsApp from intruding into the privacy of citizens.
The CAIT says through its petition that it will not allow any company or conglomerate to make money through illegal means by making ‘obnoxious policies and sinister designs’ and by firing from the shoulder of Indian users.
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