Indian press trustMay 19, 2021 11:22:42 IST
Bench has notified Center, Facebook and WhatsApp, calling for their position in one of the lawyer’s petition claiming that the new policy violates the constitutional rights of users’ privacy rights.
During the hearing, the center said the policy violated Indian IT laws and regulations, it said. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has written a letter about the issue, and a reply is awaited. Therefore, it was necessary to maintain the status quo regarding policy implementation.
WhatsApp disagreed with this claim, stating that it complies with Indian IT laws and regulations, and reiterated that the policy came into force on May 15, but will not immediately delete the account.
The court listed the matter for further hearing on June 3.