Facebook Assures IT Panel that WhatsApp isn't sharing personal data

According to media reports, Facebook has assured the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Information Technology that it's instant messaging app, WhatsApp isn't sharing personal data like text messages being exchanged between two individuals. 

Facebook further says that any information exchanged between users is completely encrypted without any breach of privacy. 

The committee was headed by Congress MP, Shashi Tharoor who met the representatives of Facebook and Twitter on Thursday to understand their views on safeguarding the citizens right, safety of women in the digital space and to prevent the misuse of information online. 

Shivnath Thukrai who was representing Facebook faced questions on WhatsApp sharing user information with the parent company. Thukrai assured the committee that there's no truth in that statement. He also denied the fact that WhatsApp can listen in conversations or even record the conversations between two individuals on instant messaging giant. 

According to media reports, Facebook has received 15 questions from the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology on the various aspects on the privacy issue and is in the process to study them and frame replies. 


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