Facebook and WhatsApp’s Plea Got Dismissed by Delhi High Court


The Delhi High Court has dismissed the plea by WhatsApp and Facebook challenging the decision of Competition Commission of India (CCI) to investigate the new privacy policy of the intermediary.

Justice Navin Chawla refused to pass any order stopping the investigation, saying that there is no merit in the plea.

That though it would have been ‘prudent’ for the CCI to wait for the outcome of the petitions against the privacy policy in the Supreme Court and the Delhi High Court but not doing so would not make its investigation order ‘perverse’ or ‘wanting of jurisdiction’, he added.

On 24th March 2021, the CCI ordered a probe, contended that WhatsApp’s new privacy policy would lead to excessive data collection and ‘staking’ of consumer for targeted advertising to bring in more users.

However, Facebook and WhatsApp had challenged the order regarding new privacy policy.


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