Govt Asks Delhi HC to Stop WhatsApp From Enforcing Privacy Updates
The Centre informed the court that the Data Protection Bill 2019, which introduces a ‘robust regime’ will limit the abilities of entities such as WhatsApp to issue privacy policies that does not align with appropriate standards of data protection, reported LiveLaw.
‘Take It or Leave It’
WhatsApp vs Government
On 15 February, the Supreme Court issued notices to WhatsApp seeking information and undertaking an oath that the personal data of users is not being shared to any ‘third person’.
“What we have heard and read in the media, people think if A messages to B, the whole circuit to whom the message goes is known to Facebook/WhatsApp,” said a three-judge bench headed by Chief Justice of India (CJI) SA Bobde.
Responding to the government, WhatsApp in an emailed statement told PTI, “We continue to engage with the government and are grateful for the opportunity to answer questions that we received from them.”
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