“Leave WhatsApp. Go to some other application. It’s a voluntary thing. Don’t accept it,” Justice Sachdeva said to the petitioner.
In response to the petitioner’s plea, the HC said that one would be surprised if one reads the terms and conditions of most mobile apps and what all they are consenting to.
“Not only WhatsApp, all applications do that… Do you use Google maps? Do you know it captures and shares your data?” Justice Sachdeva said.
The court has adjourned the hearing to January 25, saying the petition needs to be analysed and also directed the Centre to lay down guidelines to ensure that WhatsApp does not share its users' data with any third party or Facebook and its companies for any purpose.