The petition calls on the High Court to stop WhatsApp’s new policy with immediate effect. The petition was filed by attorney Chaitanya Rohilla, saying the updated policy gives the company a virtually 360-degree profile of online activity per person, as reported by LiveLaw.
“This level of information about a person’s private and personal activities is done without any government oversight at this time or any regulatory oversight. In addition, in the absence of a data protection authority, it leaves users with assurances and company privacy policies. plea declares.
The petitioner also asked the central government to exercise its powers under Article 79 (2) (c) read together with Article 87 (2) (zg) of the Law on Information Technology and Communication. ensure that WhatsApp does not share any data about its users with any third party or Facebook and its companies for any purpose.
WhatsApp has released a clarification stating that “your privacy will not be affected if you do not use the two optional features”. However, he mentioned that all discussions with businesses will be shared with Facebook and that ads will be displayed based on those discussions.