ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Science Fawad Chaudhry on Saturday lauded the decision to postpone the new terms of WhatsApp till May after global outrage over concerns over data sharing with Facebook.
“Companies like Facebook affect a lot of people and it’s important that a large number of users are involved in making important decisions and that data security is ensured at all times,” the science minister said on Twitter.
Earlier, WhatsApp announced that it was suspending its new business plans until May and that “no one’s account will be suspended or deleted on February 8”.
Ever since WhatsApp announced the new Terms of Service, users of the popular app have been scrambling to determine the risks to their privacy before it was said that anyone who does not accept the new Terms He will not be able to use the app after February 8.
In its own message today, it seems that WhatsApp has postponed implementation of the deadline.
“Thanks to everyone who reached out. We’re still working to address any confusion by interacting directly with WhatsApp users.”
“No one’s account will be suspended or deleted on February 8 and we will withdraw our business plans after May,” he wrote.
“Sure, we never planned to delete any accounts based on that and will never do so again.”