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Proposed changes to IT Act not in line with strong privacy laws: WhatsApp

The company said it removes over 2 million accounts per month globally for bulk or automated behaviour

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Whatsapp  |  Lok Sabha Elections 2019  |  Fake News

Neha Alawadhi  |  New Delhi 



WhatsApp

has not ruled out the possibility of exiting the India market even as it has upped efforts to ensure political parties do not abuse the platform to spread misinformation via bulk messages in the run-up to elections.

Referring to recent proposed changes to a section of the Information Technology Act, which requires platforms to assist in tracing the origin of content, WhatsApp’s Head of Communications Carl Woog said, “The proposed changes are overbroad and are not consistent with the strong privacy protections available to people everywhere.”

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First Published: Wed, February 06 2019. 20:39 IST

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