Indian government calls WhatsApp to withdraw privacy policy changes

According to TechCrunch, India has asked WhatsApp to withdraw the planned change to its privacy policy. The India’s ministry of electronics and information technology stated this change has raised “grave concerns regarding the implications for the choice and autonomy of Indian citizens… Therefore, you are called upon to withdraw the proposed changes.” The statement added that “such a differential treatment is prejudicial to the interests of Indian users and is viewed with serious concern by the government.”