WhatsApp to Ignore Delhi High Court Ruling; Will Share Data With Facebook as Planned
Ruling has no impact on the planned policy and terms of service updates
Court earlier said WhatsApp will delete users’ data up to September 25
Defying a Delhi High Court order against sharing user data collected up to September 25 with its parent company Facebook, the mobile message service WhatsApp has said that it is going to share information with Facebook as planned.
“The ruling has no impact on the planned policy and terms of service updates,” WhatsApp spokesperson Anne Yeh was quoted as saying in a statement on Thursday.
(Also see: WhatsApp Tells Delhi High Court Its New Policy Doesn’t Infringe on User Privacy)
“We are, therefore, of the view that it is always open to the existing users of WhatsApp, who do not want their information to be shared with Facebook, to opt for deletion of their account,” it had observed.
The court also directed the government to consider the issue of functioning of instant messaging apps such as WhatsApp and take an appropriate decision as to whether it is feasible to bring them under the statutory regulatory framework.
(Also see: Facebook Says Will Appeal German Order to Delete WhatsApp User Data)
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