As per media reports, the department under the IT Minister of India said that they have a sovereign responsibility to protect the rights and interests of Indian citizens. Currently, the Indian Government is considering various options available under the law. However, it is unknown how actions can be taken against WhatsApp if they don’t withdraw the new policy.
The Government of India issues new notice towards WhatsApp for showing discriminatory treatment towards Indian WhatsApp users. As the new privacy policies are different if compared with European users. Undoubtedly, Indian users are highly dependent on WhatsApp to communicate in everyday life. The Government adds that it is problematic and highly irresponsible for WhatsApp as the instant messaging company imposes such unfair terms and conditions on Indian users. Whereas WhatsApp has always told about the platform to be end-to-end encrypted. The company says that it can never see or store any personal information or conversation.