The meeting, chaired by senior Congress leader and MP Shashi Tharoor convened at 4 pm and lasted over three hours. Senior Facebook officials have assured that they will submit a detailed written response on the questions raised regarding issues related to data protection and privacy of citizens, especially pertaining to Facebook-owned WhatsApp, The Quint has learnt.
“We wish to thank the 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,” ANI reported a WhatsApp spokesperson as saying after the meeting,
The 31-member panel, however, saw low attendance with 11 MPs attending Thursday’s crucial meeting. On 22 January, the panel will meet again to…