Friday Jul 09, 2021
The policy aims for user surveillance and threatens India's security, the petition filed in January said.
The government had asked WhatsApp to shut down the policy amid concerns.
However, senior advocate Harish Salve told the court that the CCI was enquiring into the policy put on hold.
“We will not compel people to accept [the policy]," the advocate told the DHC.
WhatsApp, however, will continue to display updates of the policy to its users until the Data Protection Bill comes into effect.
WhatsApp maintains that the new policy was to implement the e-commerce features in the app and will not affect a user’s private chat with family and friends.