The petition being heard in the HC against WhatsApp’s policy sought Facebook and WhatsApp’s stand on the claim that their new policy violates user’s right to privacy under the Constitution. The government said that it has written to Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg on the issue and a reply is awaited. Therefore, there is a need to maintain status quo with regards to implementation of the policy, it stated.
The next hearing will be held on June 3. The Competition Commission of India (CCI) is also investigating the policy on the grounds that it is anti-competitive.