At the same time, it is interesting to notice that WhatsApp’s policies on data-sharing with the parent company remain unchanged for users in Europe.
This is due to Europe’s robust GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) law.
“GDPR is a well-defined law with provisions of hefty penalties which puts an obligation on businesses and service providers to collect only essential information which is absolutely necessary to provide services.” – Ankit Kumar, India Today
A stringent data protection legislation with some hefty fines goes a long way in safeguarding citizen’s data and privacy.
I hope Indian government follows the suit.