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The court was of the opinion that it would not give notice until the court understood the matter at hand.
The court found that
“I doubt you read any of the guidelines on any of the apps. You will be shocked at what you do and everything is voluntary. If you don’t want to, don’t use the app.
The court asked the petitioner to clarify the specific ‘data’ with which the petitioner has a problem.
The petitioner replied that the app will analyze the browsing history and then release it for commercial use.
The court responded
“All apps do that”.
The petitioner stated that WhatsApp exempt Europe and the US from this policy. However, there is no such exception for India.
You have an option, don’t use the app
Attorney Rohatgi in the petition advised the petitioner to go to Parliament instead of the High Court (see: Legislation)
Lawyer on behalf of WhatsApp and Facebook: Sr. Adv Kapil Sibal and Mukul Rohatgi
Lawyer (petitioner): Adv Chaitanya Rohilla