FACEBOOK-WHATSAPP DATA SHARING TARGETTED
Delhi High Court, while hearing the public interest litigation against the messaging service, asked to submit it’s response regarding the complaint to state whether it’s new policy is violating the right to privacy. The court sought clarity from WhatsApp and Facebook on data sharing pact between the two multimillion corporations. Earlier the court had issued notice to the Centre seeking its response. Telecom Regulatory Authority of India informed the High Court that the government has no jurisdiction over the independent messaging service WhatsApp.
SHARING RESTRICTED TO ONLY NAMES AND NUMBER
Representing the messaging service WhatsApp in India, Senior Counsel Siddharth Luthra has stated in front of the High Court that the service provides end to end encryption, a service that is only to ensure safety of data shared, under which only phone number and name is shared with it’s new parent organisation, Facebook. No data shared between users is retained by Whatsapp. The company has been asked to file an affidavit for the same by September 14.
THE POLICY REMAINS UNDER DOUBT
Delhi HC will hear the matter next on September 21 as WhatsApp new policy comes into effect on September 25.