Sandes Is the Government’s Own WhatsApp: Everything You Need to Know

Sandes, an Indian government alternative to WhatsApp and other instant messaging apps, has been launched by the National Informatics Centre (NIC). The new platform is an upgrade to the existing Government Instant Messaging System (GIMS) that was developed to provide government officials with a WhatsApp-like communication app. The Sandes app […]

Government told Delhi High Court that differential treatment given to Indian users relating to WhatsApp privacy policy

The Central government on Monday told the Delhi High Court that differential treatment given to Indian users relating to WhatsApp privacy policy is a “matter of concern” as the messaging application policy differs for users in the European Union. Appearing for the Centre, Additional Solicitor General Chetan Sharma told the court that the […]

India parliament panel to question Facebook on WhatsApp’s privacy terms

Facebook executives will field questions from an Indian parliamentary panel on Thursday about the changes to WhatsApp’s privacy, a source said, days after the messaging platform was asked by the country’s technology ministry to withdraw them. The panel will ask why Facebook needed to change WhatsApp’s privacy policy and how […]