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Won’t compel users to accept new privacy policy, WhatsApp tells Delhi HC

WhatsApp also clarified that it would not limit the functionality for users who are not opting for new privacy policy in the meantime.

WhatsApp won’t limit functions if you don’t accept new policy

The Facebook-owned platform that has filed a lawsuit against the Indian government in Delhi High Court over chat 'traceability', went ahead with implementing its controversial user privacy policy from May 15,

Amid WhatsApp row in India, Telegram vouches for user privacy

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

Govt directs WhatsApp to roll back new privacy policy, warns of action

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.

Accept privacy policy or lose functions in some weeks: WhatsApp

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".

Delhi HC declines to set aside CCI probe into WhatsApp privacy policy

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

Delhi HC adjourns hearing on plea against WhatsApp’s new privacy policy

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.

WhatsApp may be worth $2-3 trillion, people value privacy more: SC

The observation came as senior advocate Shyam Divan, representing petitioner Karmanya Singh Sareen, sought direction to restrain WhatsApp from implementing its new privacy policy in India.

SC refuses to entertain plea against new WhatsApp privacy policy

The petitioner had alleged that the updated privacy policy of WhatsApp would adversely impact the citizens' fundamental right to privacy.

WhatsApp expands Status messaging to reassure users about privacy

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.

Downloading WhatsApp on mobile phones not mandatory: Delhi HC

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.

Don’t join WhatsApp if not accepting new policy: HC

It is a private app. Don't join it. It is a voluntary thing, don't accept it. Use some other app," Justice Sanjeev Sachdeva said to the petitioner, a lawyer, who has challenged WhatsApp's new privacy policy

WhatsApp policy change to be discussed in Parliamentary panel’s meeting

"Parliamentary standing committee on IT has summoned Facebook and Twitter officials on January 21, change in WhatsApp privacy policy also to be discussed," sources said.

WhatsApp backs privacy policy in own status, twitterati goes berserk

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 moves SC against WhatsApp, Facebook

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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