WhatsApp Unveils Privacy Education Partnership in India
In an effort to provide safer conversations on its platform, WhatsApp, owned by Facebook, announced a partnership with Indian School of Public Policy (ISPP) in New Delhi to bring a series of privacy design workshops to students.
WhatsApp’s Global Head Cathcart was in Mumbai to announce this partnership with Indian startups and entrepreneurs.
During the session, Cathcart discusses how designing products with privacy is a key principle in building successful customer and business products.
“WhatsApp was designed to help friends and family get in touch with business as well. People share most of their personal needs and moments in WhatsApp, so we are committed to helping others in private conversations with people in India, and they matter.”
“We believe that our partnership with the Indian School of Public Policy will help us to understand future policies that designing products with the privacy of key elements helps to provide a fundamental right to privacy in today’s digital world.”
Co-hosted by the Trust, Transparency and Control Labs (TTC Labs), the workshops will close on September 17 to explore the importance and practice of privacy-centered design to help technology make a positive impact on society.
Facebook established TTC Labs to drive innovation in people-centered approaches to privacy and information.
“We are delighted to partner with the Indian School of Public Policy and support their work to train the next generation of innovative policy leaders,” said TTC Lab Lead Dan Hayden.