Using WhatsApp not mandatory if T&C aren’t accepted: Delhi HC

WhatsApp’s new privacy policy which was petitioned to come into effect in February has now been deferred till May.

Reiterating the acceptance of new private policy of the social messaging app WhatsApp, the Delhi High Court on Monday stated that “It’s not that mandatory to use WhatsApp if one does not agree with the terms and policies”.

“It is not mandatory to download WhatsApp on your mobile, it is voluntary” the court told the petitioners who petitioned seeking justice against the new privacy policy of the Facebook-owned messaging platform.

The centre cautioned the bench that WhatsApp is “treating Indians differently from Europeans” regarding the new private policy and that “it is a matter of concern”. “It is also a matter of concern that Indians users are subjected to let it invade in ones private messaging space”.


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