It also clarified that it will not suspend services of users who opted not to accept the controversial new privacy update.
Representing WhatsApp, senior Advocate Harish Salve tells Delhi HC that Whatsapp has responded to MEITY’s notice seeking a response. “WhatsApp will not limit functionality for some time and continue to show users the update until Data Protection Bill comes into force.”, he adds
Delhi High Court is hearing Facebook and WhatsApp pleas challenging a single-judge bench order dismissing their pleas against the Competition Commission of India (CCI) decision.
Last month the court had refused to stay the notice given by CCI to Facebook asking it to provide further information in relation to a probe it had initiated against the social media giant-owned messaging platform’s new privacy update which caused a panic.