"The government wrote to us wanting certain clarifications. We will respond," senior lawyer Mukul Rohatgi, who appeared on behalf of WhatsApp in the Delhi High Court, said.
The company stated that users will have to agree to the new terms and policy by February 8, 2021, in order to continue using WhatsApp's service.
Officials say the technology has been a critical tool in keeping track of the outbreak and insist they have struck a balance between protecting individual rights and public health.
France's CNIL data privacy watchdog said that the fines were 'for having placed advertising cookies on the computers of users without obtaining prior consent'.
Summoning officials of Amazon and Google on the same issue is also under active consideration of the joint committee of Parliament, the sources said.
Asserting that India has to be a data sovereign country, Kant said apps must be transparent in terms of origin and final destination of data.
Every breath you take, every move you make, sang The Police in 1983.
It said digital environment, data privacy and safety of information collected deserve utmost importance.
The adult entertainment group said it had long faced difficulties in dealing with Facebook due to "strict content and policy guidelines".
British MPs renewed a demand on Tuesday to interview Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg over a data privacy row that has rocked the social media giant.
Aadhaar data provided to approved third party affiliates can be found with a simple Google search using the Aadhaar catchphrase ‘Mera Aadhaar Meri Pehchan’.
Maybe there has to be a law to be thought about in the future, Arvind Gupta says.