In a letter to WhatsApp CEO Will Cathcart, the government said the proposed new changes raise 'grave concerns' about the 'choice and autonomy of Indian citizens'
The court also said that if the terms and conditions of most mobile apps are read, 'you would be surprised as to what all you are consenting to'. It adjourned the hearing to 25 January
Parliamentary panel summons Facebook, Twitter officials over misuse of social media platforms on 21 Jan
WhatsApp now says it is now going to use the three-month delay to better communicate both the changes in its new policy and its long-standing privacy practices
WhatsApp has released a clarification on how the new policy is different, what has changed, how the new policies work for business accounts and personal messaging and more.
The Centre told apex court that after the committee's report is submitted, "there is a possibility that the law shall be passed regulating data protection".
Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi told a five-judge constitution bench that the Trai was in the process of evolving the data protection framework.
The Delhi High Court has asked WhatsApp to file a short affidavit before 20 September explaining the factual position.
WhatsApp has always made huge promises of safeguarding privacy, whether through the introduction of end-to-end encryption or through its promise of no compromise with privacy following its acquisition by Facebook.