The messaging service that is owned by Facebook, was asked to roll back its recent policy updates. The PIL also requests the government to frame guidelines for messaging apps so that the privacy of the users isn’t compromised.
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A two-judge bench of Chief Justice G. Rohini and Sangita Dhingra Sehgal, furnished notices to Facebook, WhatsApp, the government, and India’s telecommunication regulators, requesting them to prepare their pleas for the case that is due for a hearing later this week.
At a recent court hearing in Delhi, WhatsApp, which caters to more than 100 million users in India per month, clarified that it does not intend to share user content such as messages, photographs and documents.