The WhatsApp representatives who appeared before the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Information Technology said the proposed changes are aimed at bringing in more transparency and the chat and calls on messaging platform still remain end-to-end encrypted, it is learned.
The source also claimed that the company representatives agreed that data was being monetised.
The panel separately interacted with representatives of Facebook, Twitter and Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology.
After the meeting, a WhatsApp spokesperson said in a statement, “We wish to thank the Honorable Parliamentary Committee for giving us an opportunity to appear before them and provide our views. We look forward to assisting the Hon’ble Committee in future as well.”