The Data Protection Bill will define how data can be processed.
WhatsApp has been giving policy update reminders to users regularly and the company says that a majority of users have accepted the new policy. However, the company will NOT DELETE the accounts of users who have not yet accepted the new terms, till the Personal Data Protection Bill becomes law.
India, with more than 50 crore users, is the biggest market of WhatsApp and the IT Ministry pointed out that it was discriminatory treatment by WhatsApp for Indian users as against those in European countries, where users did not have to compulsorily accept the updated terms.
Source: Media Reports