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Whats App’s new privacy policy violates Indian IT rules: Govt tells Delhi HC

Updated: May 18, 2021 2:35 pm

Centre told Delhi High Court that it views the new privacy policy of WhatsApp as a violation of the Indian Information Technology (IT) law and rules. The government sought directions to the social media platform to make it clear that it is confirming to the same.

Government’s claim was made before a bench of Chief Justice D N Patel and Justice Jyoti Singh during hearing of several pleas challenging WhatsApp’s new privacy policy, which according to the platform has come into effect from May 15 and has not been deferred.

WhatsApp told the court that while its new privacy policy has come into effect from May 15, it will not start deleting accounts of those users who have not accepted it and will try to encourage them to get on board.

The platform said there was no universal or uniform time limit after which it will start to accounts as each user will be dealt with it on case-to-case basis.

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