WhatsApp has faced extreme criticism over user’s concerns that their data was being shared with whatsapp’s parent organization Facebook.
“The service is cognisant of this issue. Today, Germany has restricted this security strategy of WhatsApp. The service is proactively taking a gander at what can be done,” MeitY Special Secretary and Financial Advisor Jyoti Arora said at an Assocham occasion.
She was reacting to concerns raised by a Jharkhand government official on individuals in country zones being pushed to acknowledge WhatsApp new security administrators despite the fact that they don’t know about its effect on them.
Arora during the occasion said the pandemic has pushed the use of computerized benefits the nation over and there is a need to have a powerful online protection framework.
“During the time when a country has a fast developing economy, trust amongst various online vendors becomes very important. Also, the technologies should help the country to increase its economic activity without becoming a threat to their privacy”, Arora said.
She also mentioned an increase in the cyber attacks on various Indian cyber firms. She made the comparison by mentioning that in 2019, 3 lakhs cyber attacks were carried upon various banks alone, which was double the amount of attacks perpetrated in 2018.
Various steps has been taken to counter the threats of cyber attacks. Setting up of Cyber Swachhta Kendra and various other important government offices are helping curbing the situation.
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