“We wish to thank the Parliamentary Committee for giving us an opportunity to appear before them and provide our views. We look forward to assisting the Hon’ble Committee in future as well,” the spokesperson said as quoted by news agency ANI.
The committee met the officials of Twitter and Facebook and the ministry of Electronics and Information Technology to hear their views on safeguarding citizens’ rights and prevention of misuse of social and online news media platforms.
The meeting was held at 4pm today, according to ANI.
WhatsApp, however, has assured that they do not expand its ability to share user data with its parent company Facebook and is working to address the “misinformation” that was being spread about its privacy norms.
“We wish to reinforce that this update does not expand our ability to share data with Facebook. Our aim is to provide transparency and new options available to engage with businesses…” a WhatsApp spokesperson said.
The app promises end-to-end encryption which means that no third party, even WhatsApp itself, would be unable to access someone’s personal chats.