Delivering the verdict, a bench comprising of Chief Justice G. Rohini and Justice Sangita Dhingra Sehgal directed WhatsApp to delete information and data of persons who opt out of the service before September 25. Moreover, the company should not share any information with social networking site Facebook or its group companies. The bench said that this is to protect interests of users.
In case users choose to continue using WhatsApp, the relevant information, data existed up to September 26 should not be shared with Facebook.
Responding to media, Senior advocate Pratibha M Singh said that it is a path-breaking judgment protecting the interests of WhatsApp users. The verdict is a major dent on their policy.
In the current scenario, WhatsApp will have to make changes to its policy to incorporate the directions of the court. It will create sensitivity among people that all their data could be shared with Facebook.
The verdict spans across 15 pages. The court also issued directions to the Centre and the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) to examine the feasibility of bringing the functioning of Internet messaging applications like WhatsApp under the statutory regulatory framework.
We wonder from where the petitioners got funds to file a case against WhatsApp.
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