WhatsApp had asked users to either give their consent to sharing data with Facebook or lose their accounts after February 8. However, following a widespread protest and backlast by WhatsApp users, the platform extended the deadline to May 15, and has been conducting campaigns across different media to clarify its position to reassure its customer base.
The contention put forth by the petitioners, Dr. Seema Singh, through Advocate Meghan Singh, is that the new policy of the WhatsApp policy can result in a damage to the privacy of the customer date of Indian citizens. citizens.
The plea submitted that the fissures in law with respect to data are quite conspicuous and a framework to regulate the same is the need of the hour.
It has sought a direction from the court to the Central Government to frame rules, guidelines, regulations to protect privacy and data of the citizens from all the apps and organisations operating in India.
(With IANS input)