The Delhi Excessive Court docket sought the response of the Centre, Fb and WhatsApp on Monday on a plea difficult the brand new privateness coverage of the messaging software. A bench of Chief Justice D N Patel and Justice Jyoti Singh issued notices to the central authorities and the 2 social media platforms, looking for their stand on the petition filed by a lawyer who has claimed that WhatsApp’s new coverage, which got here into impact from Could 15, violates customers’ proper to privateness beneath the Structure.
Through the listening to, WhatsApp informed the court docket that implementation of its coverage has not been deferred and it has come into impact from Could 15. It mentioned in the intervening time, it won’t delete the accounts of the customers who haven’t accepted the coverage and would attempt to encourage them to get on board with it.
The court docket listed the matter for listening to on June 3.