A bench of Chief Justice D N Patel and Justice Jyoti Singh was hearing the appeals of Facebook and WhatsApp against the single-judge order refusing to stop the regulator Competition Commission of India’s (CCI) order directing a probe into WhatsApp’s new policy. On behalf of WhatsApp, advocate Harish Salve said: “Government has asked to shut down the policy.
We have said we will not enforce it till Data Protection Bill comes out. That is open-ended because we don’t know when the Bill will come out. We said we will not do this for a while. Suppose the Bill allows me to do it, we will have completely different ramifications.
Centre’s stand clear
Saying that WhatsApp’s notifications were for obtaining trick consent, Centre had urged HC to direct it to stop pushing