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“It (the CCI order) appears to be concerned with the privacy issues of consumers,” Justice Navin Chawla said in response(Representative image/AFP)

New Whatsapp policy Could lead to stalking: CCI tells Delhi HC

PUBLISHED ON APR 14, 2021 03:20 AM IST
  • The court was hearing a plea by WhatsApp and Facebook challenging a decision of the CCI directing a probe into the new privacy policy.
Singal, Whatsapp's rival app, had also faced a series of global outages in January this year after users downloaded it in large numbers following the change in Whatsapp's controversial privacy policy.(REUTERS)
Singal, Whatsapp's rival app, had also faced a series of global outages in January this year after users downloaded it in large numbers following the change in Whatsapp's controversial privacy policy.(REUTERS)

'Welcome everyone!': Signal after global WhatsApp outage

Written by Prashasti Singh
UPDATED ON MAR 20, 2021 07:54 AM IST
All Facebook services were inaccessible for a brief period of around 45 minutes on Friday due to a technical glitch.
The controversy relates to the company’s decision in January to enforce a new privacy policy that will allow it to share some data about users’ interactions with business accounts with its parent company Facebook, and that accepting these terms were mandatory in order to use the service.(Reuters)
The controversy relates to the company’s decision in January to enforce a new privacy policy that will allow it to share some data about users’ interactions with business accounts with its parent company Facebook, and that accepting these terms were mandatory in order to use the service.(Reuters)

Govt wants WhatsApp privacy policy blocked

By Richa Banka
UPDATED ON MAR 20, 2021 07:34 AM IST
  • The govt also told the court that the new privacy policy does not provide opportunity to review or amend the full information submitted by a user, pointing out that changes allowed to be made are limited to the name, picture, mobile number and “about” information.
The WhatsApp messaging application is seen on a phone screen.(Reuters)
The WhatsApp messaging application is seen on a phone screen.(Reuters)

Centre urges Delhi HC to restrain WhatsApp from implementing new privacy policy

Posted by hindustantimes.com | Edited by Joydeep Bose
UPDATED ON MAR 19, 2021 04:51 PM IST
The Centre informed the court that in view of rising concerns over data protection and privacy, it has framed the Data Protection Bill, 2019, to "limit the ability of entities" such as WhatsApp.
WhatsApp and Facebook, represented by senior advocates Kapil Sibal and Mukul Rohatgi, told the court that the plea was not maintainable and many of the issues raised in it were without any foundation.(REUTERS)
WhatsApp and Facebook, represented by senior advocates Kapil Sibal and Mukul Rohatgi, told the court that the plea was not maintainable and many of the issues raised in it were without any foundation.(REUTERS)

It is voluntary, don't accept it: Delhi HC on WhatsApp's privacy policy

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON JAN 18, 2021 02:37 PM IST
The court also pointed out that even Google maps captures all data and stores it.
WhatsApp on Friday said it would delay the new policy launch to May from February(MINT_PRINT)
WhatsApp on Friday said it would delay the new policy launch to May from February(MINT_PRINT)

WhatsApp to delay launch of update business features after privacy backlash

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON JAN 16, 2021 05:42 AM IST
WhatsApp users received a notification this month that it was preparing a new privacy policy and terms, and it reserved the right to share some user data with the Facebook app.
On Tuesday, the government said it’s empowered to intercept, monitor and decrypt digital information in the public interest as long as its agencies follow the law.(AP/ Representative Image)
On Tuesday, the government said it’s empowered to intercept, monitor and decrypt digital information in the public interest as long as its agencies follow the law.(AP/ Representative Image)

Parliamentary panel to discuss WhatsApp snooping case today

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON NOV 20, 2019 07:49 AM IST
Pegasus is a spyware that is believed to have broken through encrypted communication systems such as WhatsApp and can monitor about smartphones
WhatsApp said it provides industry leading end-to-end encryption to help protect user privacy and security.(Reuters file photo)
WhatsApp said it provides industry leading end-to-end encryption to help protect user privacy and security.(Reuters file photo)

Facing flak for phone hack, WhatsApp says user security ‘highest priority’

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 19, 2020 08:49 PM IST
The government had sought an explanation from WhatsApp after nearly 1,400 users in India and across the world were targeted in a hacking.
WhatsApp said that it wanted to work with the Indian government to safeguard the privacy of its Indian users.(REUTERS FILE)
WhatsApp said that it wanted to work with the Indian government to safeguard the privacy of its Indian users.(REUTERS FILE)

Two alerts in May warned of WhatsApp being compromised, urged remedial action

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Sudhi Ranjan Sen
UPDATED ON NOV 02, 2019 10:15 AM IST
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