Sibal submitted before the court that the policy has not been postponed. Additional Solicitor General (ASG) Chetan Sharma, representing the Center, said that there are concerns that the policy is a violation of the Information Technology Act, 2000 and the rules thereunder.
Sharma told the bench that the government has written a letter to the CEO of the company and she is waiting for a reply. The update policy will allow WhatsApp to share some data about users’ interactions with business accounts with their parent company, Facebook.
Case adjourned till 3 June
There was a demand to give users the opt-out option
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