Won't compel users to accept new privacy policy: WhatsApp to Delhi High Court

Appearing for the instant messaging platform, senior Advocate Harish Salve told the Delhi High Court that Whatsapp has responded to MEITY's notice seeking a response.

By Rajan Nath - July 09, 2021 3:07 pm

Whatsapp on Friday informed the Delhi High Court that till the data protection bill comes into force, the users won't be forced to opt for its new privacy policy as it has been put on hold.

The bench of Chief justice DN Patel and Justice Jyoti Singh was hearing into the matter. Whatsapp clarified that it would not limit the functionality for users who are not choosing a new privacy policy in the meantime.

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Appearing for the instant messaging platform, senior Advocate Harish Salve told the Delhi High Court that Whatsapp has responded to MEITY's notice seeking a response.

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"WhatsApp will not limit functionality for some time and continue to show users the updated until Data Protection Bill comes into force", he added.

"We voluntarily agreed to put it (the policy) on hold... we will not compel people to accept," Salve said.

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He further said that the tech giant would nonetheless continue to display the update to its users.

The court is hearing the appeals of Facebook and WhatsApp against the single-judge order that refused to stop the competition regulator CCI's order directing an investigation into WhatsApp's new privacy policy.

-PTC News

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