Centre to Delhi HC: WhatsApp’s new Privacy Policy doesn’t comply with Indian IT laws

Centre to Delhi HC: WhatsApp’s new Privacy Policy doesn’t comply with Indian IT laws
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WhatsApp’s new privacy policy doesn’t comply with the rules and the Indian Information Technology (IT) laws laid down by the government, Central government on May 17, 2021, told the Delhi High Court.

The government also sought direction from the court to the social media platform to confirm the same.

The central government made this claim in a bench of Chief Justice DN Patel and Justice Jyoti Singh when it was hearing several petitions against WhatsApp’s new privacy policy.

According to WhatsApp, the new privacy policy has come into effect from May 15.

WhatsApp told the court that it would not begin deleting accounts of users even if they have not accepted its new privacy policy. The social networking platform also said there was no universal or uniform time limit for the deletion of the accounts.

The bench issued notice to the Central government, social media platform Facebook, and social networking platform WhatsApp and sought their replies on the pleas by a lawyer who has claimed that the new privacy policy violates customers’ right to privacy under the Constitution.

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