In what could shock many, a latest survey has revealed that 80 per cent of WhatsApp customers in India have no idea or care in regards to the new privateness coverage it has launched.
This got here to gentle after Prashnam, a Mumbai-based synthetic intelligence expertise start-up, carried out a survey of WhatsApp customers throughout Bihar, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Kerala and Tamil Nadu on their consciousness of the privateness coverage change and if they’d change to a different app.
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The results of the survey was fairly astonishing as 47 per cent of the WhatsApp customers responding to the survey stated new privateness coverage was not a giant concern whereas 32 per cent of them had not even heard of the adjustments being introduced within the privateness coverage. In the meantime, 21 per cent of the WhatsApp customers stated that they would favor to make use of one thing else.
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The survey additionally revealed that respondents in Hindi talking states had been extra more likely to change over to a brand new immediate messaging App, a stark distinction to Tamil Nadu, the place solely 10 per cent stated they’d change. 17 per cent of the WhatsApp customers in Maharashtra and 25 per cent customers in Kerala stated that they’d doubtless change as a result of adjustments within the privateness coverage.
Earlier this week, the Centre had written to WhatsApp to withdraw the proposed adjustments to the privateness coverage of the messaging utility for the Indian customers.
Expressing concern of knowledge safety, the Ministry of Electronics and Data Expertise wrote to WhatsApp CEO – Will Cathcart – over the latest adjustments to the messaging utility’s privateness coverage.
Declaring that the Indian Parliament is contemplating the Private Knowledge Safety Invoice, the ministry additionally requested WhatsApp as to why such vital adjustments have been introduced in.