Privacy is the utmost priority for all IM apps and companies are introducing various measures to improve privacy and increase security like end-to-end encryption, privacy settings for groups and more. In similar lines, WhatsApp has announced a partnership with The Indian School of Public Policy for a privacy education programme.
It is India’s first programme in the theory and practice of public policy, technology product design, and management. WhatsApp’s partnership with The Indian School of Public Policy will introduce a series of privacy design workshops co-hosted by TTC Labs to future policy makers.
The partnership was announced during a discussion with Indian startups and entrepreneurs hosted at Innov8, and they discussed how designing products with privacy as a key principle is critical for building successful consumer and business products.
WhatsApp says that the workshops will start on 17th September 2019 to explore the importance and practice of privacy-centric design to help technology make a positive impact on society.
Commenting on this, Will Cathcart, Global Head of WhatsApp said:
WhatsApp was built to help people stay in touch with friends and family as well as connect with businesses. Because people share some of their most personal needs and moments on WhatsApp, we’re committed to helping people in India have private conversations with others that matter to them. We believe our partnership with Indian School of Public Policy will help future policy makers understand that designing products with privacy as a core tenet helps deliver the fundamental right to privacy people should have in today’s digital world.
Luis Miranda, Founder Director of Indian School of Public Policy said:
The changing Indian landscape will require leaders who can tackle its unique problems and begin to formulate creative solutions for the future. At ISPP, our vision is to cultivate such leadership in India. We are glad to be partnering with WhatsApp and TTC Labs to help our students better understand privacy-centric product design so they can help create a robust policy ecosystem that creates positive impact for India.