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India’s Supreme Court admonishes WhatsApp over user privacy

Started by Redaktion, February 15, 2021, 22:00:45

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The WhatsApp privacy policy change, in which the company will oblige users to agree to hand the data they have given it to Facebook, has caused controversy and virtual boycotts worldwide. However, the EU market is effectively immune to these changes. The Indian Supreme Court has argued that this should apply to all markets in which the messaging service is used.


Aren't they barking at the wrong tree? If they want the same treatment of the EU they could just pressure their government/parliament to adopt a similarly restrictive legislation. Or would it to make less easy to control government-backed social media like Koo?


I thought the same when reading this. Why is the EU the only place with (somewhat) strict data protection? Just make your own similar rules!
This case is a good example of why you would want to.


Very easy to say 'make strict laws' and very difficult for it to really play out as expected.
The EU can get away with GDPR because the wealthy countries that form the EU, wield 'great power' in World-politics & 'generate a significant amount or revenue' for those Tech companies. When India would do the same thing, it's highly unlikely they would get a similar result.
Look at Google threatening complete withdrawal from Australia after they made a justified request regarding News profit-sharing BUT since Australia doesn't have the same 'clout' and profits for Google as EU does, they are being shown their 'place'..

This is equivalent to saying all 3rd world countries should have strict labour laws with minimum $10/ hour wages, great insurance coverage etc.. BUT in reality you know what would happen— All US, European and Chinese corporations will RUN AWAY from these countries {and in case of China, all US and European companies will run away from there} ( Unless ofcourse,they succeed in getting back the status quo through, what you call 'lobbying' in the US). They won't care about the gloalization b*llsh^t for a moment , once their obscene profits disappear.
Those middle income and 3rd world countries will go in into abject poverty slowly and probably Civil war like instability situations. They're better off currently having $10/day wages and slowly climbing the ladder, tweaking the policies along the way.

All 'great' policy makers like you, really have no idea about how the real world works.

Also, for someone with a European name like 'Erik' ; your knowledge is 'quite detailed' about such a newly-launched,less known Indian platform like Koo, along with information about who is 'backing' it. I guess you take an interest in Indian politics...or you are masqerading as someone else ;)


Quote from: Dice on February 16, 2021, 00:01:35
I thought the same when reading this. Why is the EU the only place with (somewhat) strict data protection? Just make your own similar rules!
This case is a good example of why you would want to.
They are in the process of making one. Did you even read the article ?!
Quoting from the article
Quote from: Redaktion on February 15, 2021, 22:00:45Meanwhile, India's latest Personal Data Protection Bill is still in the process of being passed as a law despite being proposed in 2019.
Its not such a quick and simple process. A powerful group like EU has only passed such a law in recent years.

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