Amid the hearing, Sharma iterated that by not giving Indian users the choice to opt out of the sharing their data with the other platforms connected to Facebook, WhatsApp prima facie seems to be given the ‘all or nothing approach’ sort of treatment to the users.
He said to the court, “This leverages the social significance of WhatsApp to force users into a bargain which may infringe on their interests in information privacy and information security.”
Sharma revealed about the government taking the necessary steps to understand the issue and have also taken the step to address it to WhatsApp to seek the comprehensive information.
Senior Advocate Kapil Sibal, who is representing WhatsApp in the case responded in the court about the details being received and that the company will shortly respond to it. After which, the court adjourned the case and gave the next hearing to be scheduled for March 1.
- Melukote – Vairamudi Festival – 2022
- Bengaluru metro to function on weekdays, closed on weekends from July 1
- India provides reciprocal exemption of EU Digital COVID Certificate to include Covishield, Covaxin
- PM Modi will address the Digital India beneficiaries at 11 am tomorrow
- Pvt hospitals will obtain Covid vaccine doses via CoWIN starting from July 1