In what could shock many, a current survey has revealed that 80 per cent of WhatsApp customers in India have no idea or care concerning the new privateness coverage it has launched.
This got here to mild after Prashnam, a Mumbai-based synthetic intelligence know-how 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 swap 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 mentioned new privateness coverage was not a giant situation whereas 32 per cent of them had not even heard of the adjustments being introduced within the privateness coverage. Meanwhile, 21 per cent of the WhatsApp customers mentioned 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 have been extra prone to swap over to a brand new instantaneous messaging App, a stark distinction to Tamil Nadu, the place solely 10 per cent mentioned they’d swap. 17 per cent of the WhatsApp customers in Maharashtra and 25 per cent customers in Kerala mentioned that they’d probably swap because of the 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 Information Technology wrote to WhatsApp CEO – Will Cathcart – over the current adjustments to the messaging utility’s privateness coverage.
Pointing out that the Indian Parliament is contemplating the Personal Data Protection Bill, the ministry additionally requested WhatsApp as to why such vital adjustments have been introduced in.