Karmanya Singh and Shreya Sethi, two Whatsapp Users, have challenged the data sharing policy of Whatsapp with Facebook. This case will decide if such data sharing violates citizens' Right to Privacy.
On 23rd September 2016, a Divisional bench of the Delhi High Court rejected the petition. The Court, however, directed Whatsapp to delete the data, until 25th September 2016, of users who choose to delete the application as well as users who choose to retain the application on the mobile phones. However, information shared via Whatsapp messenger after 25th September was allowed to be shared under the new policy. It held that it is always open to the existing users of Whatsapp who do not want to share their information to delete their accounts.
Thereafter, the petitioners filed an SLP at the Supreme Court against the Delhi High Court judgment. A Constitutional is to be constituted to decide on the matter.
Writ Petition of Karmanya Singh
Submissions of Facebook Inc
Submissions of WhatsApp Inc
Submissions by Facebook India
Submissions of UOI
Read our reports of the hearings here:
Summary of Day 3 arguments
Summary of Day 4 arguments
5-Judge bench partly heard arguments on maintainability of the case. W.P.(C) No. 347 of 2017 tagged with the matter. Posted on 20th November, 2017.
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