A three-judge bench headed by Chief Justice of India SA Bobde said, “People are very concerned about their privacy.
Petitioner’s lawyer Shyam Diwan told the court that WhatsApp discriminates against Indian users as compared to European users. At the same time, senior lawyer Kapil Sibal, who is appealing in court on WhatsApp, said he was not sharing any sensitive personal information with third parties. He said the matter is still pending in the Delhi High Court.
Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, who appeared in court on behalf of the Center, told the Supreme Court: ‘The law of privacy is a fundamental right of privacy. WhatsApp must protect the right to privacy. They should not share data.
Explain that under the new WhatsApp policy, users can accept it or they will have to stop using the app. Users do not have the option to use the app, and the Facebook-owned company decides not to share the data with third parties.