privacy policy

No urgency on pleas against WhatsApp privacy policy, says Delhi HC 

Senior Advocate Kapil Sibal, appearing for WhatsApp, told the court that as per his client's stand the accounts of those not accepting the new policy will not be deleted for the time being.

published on : 22nd July 2021

WhatsApp’s privacy policy on hold till Data Protection Bill comes into force

WhatsApp’s new privacy policy allows the instant messaging app to use some of the business conversations hosted with Facebook for advertising.

published on : 10th July 2021

Won't compel users to accept new privacy policy, WhatsApp tells Delhi HC 

WhatsApp also clarified before bench of Chief justice D N Patel and Justice Jyoti Singh that it would not limit the functionality for users who are not opting for new privacy policy in the meantime.

published on : 9th July 2021

Privacy of users remains our highest priority: WhatsApp on Centre's trick consent' remark

WhatsApp's statement comes against the backdrop of an affidavit filed by the Centre in the court earlier in the day.

published on : 3rd June 2021

WhatsApp indulging in anti-user practice, obtaining 'trick consent', Centre tells Delhi HC

Centre said that Whatsapp intended to transfer its entire existing user base committed to the updated privacy policy before the Personal Data Protection Bill the law.

published on : 3rd June 2021

Hearing on Facebook, WhatsApp plea challenging CCI order on new privacy policy adjourned

The single bench justice Navin Chawla on April 22 had dismissed Facebook and WhatsApp pleas challenging a CCI order for an investigation into the messaging app's new privacy policy.

published on : 21st May 2021

IT Ministry directs WhatsApp to withdraw new privacy policy: Govt sources

The Ministry, in its communication, has drawn attention of WhatsApp as to how its new privacy policy is a violation of several provisions of the existing Indian laws and rules.

published on : 19th May 2021

WhatsApp to delete accounts that don’t accept new policy 

Sibal added that although the accounts would not be deleted right away, they will eventually be removed if the guidelines were not accepted.

published on : 18th May 2021

Users not accepting new privacy terms to face limited functionality: WhatsApp

Last week, the Facebook-owned company had said users not accepting its privacy policy update by its May 15 deadline will not face deletion or lose functionality of their accounts on the said date.

published on : 10th May 2021

WhatsApp scraps May 15 deadline for accepting privacy policy terms amid backlash

The company did not clarify the reason behind the decision and did not divulge the number of users who have accepted the terms so far.

published on : 7th May 2021

Delhi HC seeks Centre's stand on PIL against WhatsApp privacy policy

WhatsApp told the bench that private conversations of individuals are protected by end to end encryption.

published on : 5th May 2021

Privacy policy: Delhi HC reserves order on WhatsApp plea challenging CCI order

The court was hearing two petitions challenging the March 24 order passed by CCI directing a probe into the new privacy policy and that the probe should be completed within 60 days.

published on : 13th April 2021

CCI orders probe into Whatsapp’s privacy policy, terms it as exclusionary, exploitative 

A thorough and detailed investigation is required to ascertain the full extent, scope and impact of data sharing through involuntary consent of users, the CCI said in an order issued on Wednesday.

published on : 24th March 2021

Centre urges Delhi HC to restrain WhatsApp from implementing new privacy policy

The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology made the statement in its affidavit filed in response to a petition challenging the new privacy policy of social networking platform WhatsApp.

published on : 19th March 2021

Delhi HC adjourns hearing on plea against WhatsApp's new privacy policy

The Court was hearing a petition seeking direction for an injunction against WhatsApp's updated privacy policy. The plea was filed by Chaitanya Rohilla through advocate Manohar Lal.

published on : 1st March 2021
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