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SC notice to Centre, WhatsApp on plea alleging low privacy standards

The top court said that people have grave apprehensions that they will lose their privacy, and it is our duty to protect them

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Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

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The apex court said people value their privacy more than the value of the company which might be in trillions.

The on Monday sought responses from the Centre and within four weeks on a fresh plea alleging lower standards of privacy for Indians in comparison to European users of the messaging app.

The top court said that people have grave apprehensions that they will lose their privacy, and it is our duty to protect them.

A bench headed by Chief Justice S A Bobde issued notice to the government and the Facebook-owned app on an interim application filed byKarmanya Singh Sareen in a pending petition of 2017.

The apex court said people value their privacy more than the value of the company which might be in trillions.

told the top court that Europe has a special law on privacy and it will also follow if India has a similar statute.

(Only the headline and picture of this report may have been reworked by the Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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First Published: Mon, February 15 2021. 12:25 IST
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