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As per new privacy policy of WhatsApp, user information would be shared with Facebook

WhatsApp, the instant messaging software, was today directed by the to delete the information and data of those users who would stop using the app before September 25, when its new privacy policy comes into effect.

A bench of Chief Justice G Rohini and Justice Sangita Dhingra Sehgal also asked not to share with or other group companies the information and details of users who would opt out of the app, as well as the existing users upto September 25 to protect their interest.

As per new privacy policy of WhatsApp, information would be shared with Facebook.

The issued the directions as WhatsApp, while launching its app initially, had provided complete security and protection of privacy as also because the issue relating to an individual's right of privacy is yet to be decided by the Supreme Court.

"Having regard to the complete security and protection of privacy provided by Respondent 2 (WhatsApp) initially while launching and keeping in view that the issue relating to the existence of an individual's right of privacy as a distinct basis of a cause of action is yet to be decided by a larger bench of Supreme Court, we consider it appropriate to issue the following directions to protect interest of users of WhatsApp," the bench said.

The directed the government and Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) to "consider the issues regarding the functioning of the message applications like and take an appropriate decision at the earliest as to whether it is feasible to bring the same under the statutory regulatory framework."

Referring to the clauses of privacy policy of WhatsApp, the said users cannot contend that the company shall be compelled to continue the same terms of service as was there at the time of launching of the platform. Under the earlier privacy policy, there was complete protection of privacy.

"We are, therefore, of the view that it is always open to the existing users of who do not want their information to be shared with Facebook, to opt for deletion of their account," the said.

The directions and observations came as the disposed of a PIL by Karmanya Singh Sareen and Shreya Sethi who had challenged its new privacy policy.

The petitioners had alleged that the new privacy policy violated fundamental rights of users by allowing confidential information to be shared with Facebook.

had earlier informed the that when a account was deleted, the information of that person was no longer retained on its servers.

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Don't share with FB info of users who stop using WhatsApp: Delhi HC

As per new privacy policy of WhatsApp, user information would be shared with Facebook

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WhatsApp, the instant messaging software, was today directed by the to delete the information and data of those users who would stop using the app before September 25, when its new privacy policy comes into effect.

A bench of Chief Justice G Rohini and Justice Sangita Dhingra Sehgal also asked not to share with or other group companies the information and details of users who would opt out of the app, as well as the existing users upto September 25 to protect their interest.



As per new privacy policy of WhatsApp, information would be shared with Facebook.

The issued the directions as WhatsApp, while launching its app initially, had provided complete security and protection of privacy as also because the issue relating to an individual's right of privacy is yet to be decided by the Supreme Court.

"Having regard to the complete security and protection of privacy provided by Respondent 2 (WhatsApp) initially while launching and keeping in view that the issue relating to the existence of an individual's right of privacy as a distinct basis of a cause of action is yet to be decided by a larger bench of Supreme Court, we consider it appropriate to issue the following directions to protect interest of users of WhatsApp," the bench said.

The directed the government and Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) to "consider the issues regarding the functioning of the message applications like and take an appropriate decision at the earliest as to whether it is feasible to bring the same under the statutory regulatory framework."

Referring to the clauses of privacy policy of WhatsApp, the said users cannot contend that the company shall be compelled to continue the same terms of service as was there at the time of launching of the platform. Under the earlier privacy policy, there was complete protection of privacy.

"We are, therefore, of the view that it is always open to the existing users of who do not want their information to be shared with Facebook, to opt for deletion of their account," the said.

The directions and observations came as the disposed of a PIL by Karmanya Singh Sareen and Shreya Sethi who had challenged its new privacy policy.

The petitioners had alleged that the new privacy policy violated fundamental rights of users by allowing confidential information to be shared with Facebook.

had earlier informed the that when a account was deleted, the information of that person was no longer retained on its servers.

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Don't share with FB info of users who stop using WhatsApp: Delhi HC

As per new privacy policy of WhatsApp, user information would be shared with Facebook

As per new privacy policy of WhatsApp, user information would be shared with Facebook WhatsApp, the instant messaging software, was today directed by the to delete the information and data of those users who would stop using the app before September 25, when its new privacy policy comes into effect.

A bench of Chief Justice G Rohini and Justice Sangita Dhingra Sehgal also asked not to share with or other group companies the information and details of users who would opt out of the app, as well as the existing users upto September 25 to protect their interest.

As per new privacy policy of WhatsApp, information would be shared with Facebook.

The issued the directions as WhatsApp, while launching its app initially, had provided complete security and protection of privacy as also because the issue relating to an individual's right of privacy is yet to be decided by the Supreme Court.

"Having regard to the complete security and protection of privacy provided by Respondent 2 (WhatsApp) initially while launching and keeping in view that the issue relating to the existence of an individual's right of privacy as a distinct basis of a cause of action is yet to be decided by a larger bench of Supreme Court, we consider it appropriate to issue the following directions to protect interest of users of WhatsApp," the bench said.

The directed the government and Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) to "consider the issues regarding the functioning of the message applications like and take an appropriate decision at the earliest as to whether it is feasible to bring the same under the statutory regulatory framework."

Referring to the clauses of privacy policy of WhatsApp, the said users cannot contend that the company shall be compelled to continue the same terms of service as was there at the time of launching of the platform. Under the earlier privacy policy, there was complete protection of privacy.

"We are, therefore, of the view that it is always open to the existing users of who do not want their information to be shared with Facebook, to opt for deletion of their account," the said.

The directions and observations came as the disposed of a PIL by Karmanya Singh Sareen and Shreya Sethi who had challenged its new privacy policy.

The petitioners had alleged that the new privacy policy violated fundamental rights of users by allowing confidential information to be shared with Facebook.

had earlier informed the that when a account was deleted, the information of that person was no longer retained on its servers.
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