Here Is How Flipkart And Others Manage Your Information
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Here Is How Flipkart And Others Manage Your Information

The privacy guidelines of Indian consumer apps such as Flipkart and Paytm do not provide the same range of user rights and information ownership as witnessed in worldwide guidelines. This might alter as the Srikrishna Committee is in the concluding phases of summarizing the information protection bill, which will deal with a series of problems such as data localization, consent, purpose restrictions, ownership, and many more.

Here Is How Flipkart And Others Manage Your Information

“I believe in India privacy policies require to be a lot more detailed and descriptive,” claimed chief executive of payments company PhonePe, Sameer Nigam, to the media in an interview. “I think every firm must do so and will ultimately be needed to do so.”

An assessment of the “privacy policy” of top user apps in India by the media displays that privacy policies are shorter in length, generic, provides no instances of layered notices, and are not available in Indian languages. “Almost all the Indian privacy policies do not provide too much awareness to either drawing attention to specifically significant parts, detailing rights of consumers, or explaining things in a ‘simple to understand’ manner,” claimed researcher and advocate, Rishab Bailey, to the media in an interview.

For example, privacy policy of Flipkart that runs for almost 1,800-odd words has no citation of deletion or data retention policies.

“Flipkart mainly tracks consumers to find out browsing interests/habits and to promote them,” claimed a researcher for privacy policy, refusing to be named. “To this degree, they freely share most data (excluding telephone, name, and address) with 3rd parties.” The responsibility is totally on the consumer regarding what data to share online. All information that is shared can be gathered and employed by Flipkart after taking the permission of the consumer.”

Speaking of PhonePe, the company recently joined hands with Ola to roll out the “industry-first” AutoPay function. The incorporation with ride-sharing company will permit PhonePe consumers to pay for their mobility requirements.