The Bench of Justice DN Patel and Justice Jyoti Singh on Thursday found no urgency in the matter and deferred the hearing for the next date.
Earlier, WhatsApp had told the Delhi High Court that it will not limit functionality for some time and continue to show users the updates from time to time until Data Protection Bill comes into force. WhatsApp further submitted that it has voluntarily agreed to put on hold the update, which triggered the controversy till Data Protection Bill comes into force.
It further mentioned that the personal data of the users can be further shared and used by the Facebook companies as well as the third party for their commercial purposes.
The plea said that Social media in recent years has been used by billions of people around the world and millions of Indians today are dependent on Whatsapp. Therefore the information that is generally personal is shared at an enormous level. This information is susceptible to being misused if the social media giants decide to either sell or exploit the information, sensitive to the users, to any third party. (ANI)
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