After a battle of words over Twitter with WhatsApp last week where Telegram took a jibe by tweeting a meme that suggested it was time to "bin" WhatsApp and its parent company Facebook
According to official sources, in its notice to the company, the ministry has said that there are various options available for the messaging platform under Indian law.
The Facebook-owned messaging platform with more than two billion users, with over 400 million users in India, warned that failing to accept the new policy would result in users losing some functionalities after "persistent reminders".
A single bench of Justice Navin Chawla said it did not find merit in the petition and refused to quash the CCI probe. The court said probe cannot be quashed merely because CCI did not await the outcome of the cases pending
Appearing for the Centre, advocate Kirtiman Singh told the Court that the government is in process of obtaining certain clarification and they need time to consider it.
Earlier this month, the Facebook-owned app moved back the date on which people will be asked to review and accept the terms, from February 8 to May 15.
The Delhi High Court observed that WhatsApp is responding to the question raised by the Central Government, and thereafter adjourned the matter for March 1 for further hearing.
After publishing full-page advertisements in Indian newspapers, the latest update from the most used applications in the world, was assuring their users via their own 'Status' feature.
CAIT has also prayed that the Union of India must frame guidelines to govern big technology companies like WhatsApp and frame policies which would protect the privacy of citizens and businesses.
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