This updated policy has brought a lot of questions to everyone’s mind. Even though as we know its end-to-end encryption but we are yet unsure of our data being really safe or no. There are tons of other ways in which our information can be leaked out anyway. Our data and personal information that we share with our friends, family, and business partners were always on the radar of being seen by others. The Sushant Singh case had WhatsApp chats that were made public is a clear example of how chats and information can get leaked.
- Security and privacy are closely related to each other but there is a slight difference wherein privacy is about who has your personal information and security is about how efficiently your data and information are protected.
- We cannot openly publish our photos, share location, tag people on social media, and then worry only about our chats being shared with others. We invite such behaviour from the companies!
- Our privacy is meant to be hidden but we are in a digital era where our life revolves around social media, so it goes without saying that our data is stored everywhere.
Privacy is our right and obligation and that duty falls in our own hands. No one can question our privacy if we do it ourselves first. This is a clear indication of how important our minor details are to us. Even though this policy makes us feel that someone is intruding in our privacy but along with that, it gives us a clear information as to how much amount of information must be shared publically. WhatsApp is adhering to its rules and stating it openly about the policy which other apps might not do it. At this moment, the only thing that can be done is to act smart as there seems to be no point in deleting the app for this matter.
‘Probably Google knows way more about us than our family members’ This clearly emphasizes the use of SEO (Search Engine Optimization) in this digital era. So, we must think, act, and perform astutely.