Supreme Court questions WhatsApp’s move to tweak privacy policy | Latest News India - Hindustan Times
close_game
close_game

Supreme Court questions WhatsApp’s move to tweak privacy policy

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By
May 17, 2017 05:34 PM IST

As per the new policy the Whatsapp can share data with the social networking platform Facebook.

The Supreme Court questioned WhatsApp over its change in privacy policy after Facebook acquired it in 2016.

WhatsApp changed it’s privacy policy after it was acquired by Facebook.(AFP Photo)
WhatsApp changed it’s privacy policy after it was acquired by Facebook.(AFP Photo)

As per the new policy the instant message service can share data with the social networking platform.

Now catch your favourite game on Crickit. Anytime Anywhere. Find out how

A five-judge bench headed by Justice Dipak Misra raised the query while it was hearing petitions challenging WhatsApp’s privacy policy on the ground it allegedly infringed a user’s fundamental right to communicate freely.

Monday was the first day of the hearing.

During the arguments the court was told that the messaging service provider’s pre-2016 policy did not include data sharing. Senior advocate Siddhartha Luthra, lawyer for WhatsApp, denied the assertion. He said the company never snooped on messages or shared the content.

“What is shared is the phone number of the user, the identification number of the device used, user’s registration detail and last access of the service by the user,” Luthra said.

The court then asked him: “But why did you change the policy and what is the purpose for sharing the data.”

Get World Cup ready with Crickit! From live scores to match stats, catch all the action here. Explore now!

See more

Get Current Updates on India News, Budget 2024, Arunachal CM Oath Ceremony Live, Weather Today along with Latest News and Top Headlines from India and around the world.

SHARE THIS ARTICLE ON
Share this article
SHARE
Story Saved
Live Score
OPEN APP
Saved Articles
Following
My Reads
Sign out
New Delhi 0C
Thursday, June 13, 2024
Start 14 Days Free Trial Subscribe Now
Follow Us On