Furthermore, the court announced that if you read most mobile apps’ T&C, you would be surprised as to what all you agree to. Court added that even Google maps captures all data and stores it.
Additionally, the court reported that it could not understand what data could leak, according to the petitioner. Since the issue needs consideration, it will list on January 25 due to lack of time on Monday.
Notably, the central government also agreed with the court that the issue needs to be analyzed.
Additionally, Kapil Sibal and Mukul Rohatgi, senior advocated represented WhatsApp and Facebook. They informed the court that the plea was not maintainable.
Messages among family and friends will remain encrypted
They also told the court that private chat messages among family and friends would remain encrypted. WhatsApp can not save it. This would not change under the new policy.
They announced that the policy change would only touch the business chats on WhatsApp.
Significantly, users can either accept the new policy or exit the app. However, they cannot choose not to share their data with other Facebook-owned apps.
Another essential thing to mention is that the lawyer appearing for the petitioner made an allegation that the option not to agree with the new policy was given to customers in European nations, but not in India.