Most Indian Companies Don’t Let You Delete Your Account. And They Won’t Say Why #HotelCalifornia

Paytm, Flipkart, Phone Pe, Zomato, Swiggy, Practo, Ola, Cleartrip, and BookMyShow to ask them if it was possible for users to delete personal information associated with their accounts.
Only Cleartrip responded with a “yes”; Zomato did not respond but appears to let users delete their account (most cite RBI’s mandate to store user data for 10 years as a reason).
On the other hand, Uber, Amazon, and others all allow you to delete your accounts – thanks to GDPR.

You can check in anytime you like, but you can never leave.

And given how companies abuse privacy (Paytm gave away data to government), so here is wishing you all the best with your private data.

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