WhatsApp New Privacy Policy contradicts with Indian IT Laws, Indian Govt in Court

The Indian Central Govt on Monday went to Delhi High Court after it reviewed the WhatsApp new privacy policy and it found the new policy is contradicting with Indian IT law as violation of the Indian Information Technology (IT) legislation and guidelines, and asked details from the social media platform to confirm whether or not it was identical or not.

WhatsApp New Privacy Policy

WhatsApp New Privacy Policy

The central authorities’ appeared before the bench of Chief Justice D N Patel and Justice Jyoti Singh throughout listening to of a number of pleas questioning WhatsApp New Privacy Policy, which in accordance with the platform has come into impact from May 15 and has not been delayed.

WhatsApp, on other hand, made the bench aware that its new privacy policy has come into effect from May 15 and it will not delete the accounts of these users who are not accepting it, however they would encourage them to get on board as soon as possible.

Group of representative stated that there was no time restriction and we will deal with each user individually if they are not following the guidelines and deleting accounts at the moment of those who have not accepted the new privacy policy is not in our mind.

The bench rendered notice to Centre, Facebook and WhatsApp and asked to confirm their stand on one of many pleas by a lawyer who has alleged that the new rules violates customer’s privacy under the Constitution. During the listening to, the Centre mentioned that in accordance with it the coverage, was in violation of Indian IT legal guidelines and guidelines.

It mentioned it has written to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on the problem and waiting for a reply and subsequently, there was a necessity to keep up establishment with regard to implementation of the coverage.

WhatsApp, opposing the statement, mentioned it was conforming to Indian IT legislation and guidelines and added that its new policy has come into impact from May 15, nevertheless it will not be deleting accounts instantly.

It had additionally mentioned it was additionally a matter of concern that Indian users have been being “unilaterally” forced to follow new policy coverage by the moment messaging platform and that the federal government was keeping an eye on it.

The court hearing in this matter will continue on June 3.


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