WhatsApp new policy questioned by Delhi High Court over privacy policy

WhatsApp new policy questioned by Delhi High Court over privacy policy

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A notice has been issued to the Centre government by the Delhi High court to respond over the new privacy policy that has been updated by WhatsApp. A petition was filed by Karmanya Singh Sareen and Shreya Sethi that the new policy threatens the privacy of the WhatsApp users.
It has also been alleged that WhatsApp, Facebook Inc and Facebook India Online Pvt Ltd have compromised the rights of the users. The bench consists of Chief Justice G Roshni and Justice Sangita Dhingra and have issued a notice to the centre to respond by September 14, 2016. The plea said that the new privacy policy is contrast to the Privacy Policy that existed from July 7, 2012.
Advocates Sandeep Sethi and Pratibha M Singh represent the petitioners and said that the changes will come to force from September 25, 2016 and can be a serious threat to the privacy of the users. The company has added an option to opt out of sharing the data with Facebook. But it is still not clear of what can be the consequences for people who will enable the data.
This might not allow WhatsApp to look in to the chat contents but the data can be a serious breach.

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