In response to this legal challenge, the Delhi High Court today stated that Accepting the new privacy policies of the messaging app, WhatsApp was a voluntary thing. Judge Sanjeev Sachdeva told the petitioner that a user is free not to use the app and leave it if they do not agree with the updated terms and conditions. They can switch to any other messaging app.
“this [WhatsApp] Is a private app. Do not join it. This is a voluntary thing, do not accept it. Use some other app, “ Said Justice Sachdeva (Via Livemint / PTI) is. He said that reading the terms and conditions for some of the most popular apps can be an eye opener for everyone. “You’ll be surprised what you’re agreeing to” Sachdeva said. He then cites the example of Google Maps, saying it captures and stores all your location data. Isn’t this more subject?
WhatsApp and Facebook were represented by senior advocates Kapil Sibal and Mukul Rohatgi respectively. The two had a fun dinner during the hearing along with Justice Sachdeva. Sibal and Rohatgi made the hearing comical by creating confusion about what to represent on WhatsApp and Facebook. Sachdeva asked him “Share data with each other” And find out. You can read this hilarious banquet here:
Mukul Rohatgi: I am present for this # WhatsApp
Justice S. Sachdeva: Both of you also need to share some data with each other which party is visible for which
– Utkarsh Anand (@utkarsh_aanand) January 18, 2021