WhatsApp privacy policy investigation: Delhi High Court asks CCI to appeal investigation


The Delhi High Court on Thursday asked the Competition Commission of India to respond to appeals by Facebook and WhatsApp against a judge’s order to dismiss the ICC’s request for an investigation ordered by the new privacy policy for apps. instant messaging. 

Patel and Judge Jasmeet Singh notified CCI that the warrant has ordered an investigation and will seek their response before May 21, the next hearing date. On April 22, a judge declared that it was “cautious” to wait for the ICC to wait. The results of the Delhi High Court and High Court petition against WhatsApp’s new privacy policy, if they don’t, will not make the regulator’s order “unusual” or “wanting jurisdiction.” 

The court stated that it believed there was no basis. On Facebook and WhatsApp requests to block the CCI investigation. CCI argued before a single judge that it did not review the alleged violation of personal privacy, which is under investigation. She has argued in court that WhatsApp’s new privacy policy will lead to excessive data collection and “stalking” of consumers for targeted advertising to attract more users, and was therefore accused of abusing its dominant position. 

He argued that WhatsApp and Facebook’s request to challenge his decision was “incompetent and misunderstood.” WhatsApp and Facebook defied CCI’s March 24 order to investigate the new privacy policy. He also told the court that only after an investigation can it be determined whether WhatsApp’s data collection and data sharing with Facebook constitute anti-competitive practices or abuse of dominant position. 

Including the location of the person, the type of equipment used, your Internet service provider, and the person you are speaking to, this will lead to the creation of a customer profile. nd preferences will be monetized through targeted advertising, and all of this amounts to “tracking.” 

The two social media platforms argued that when the High Court and the High Court of Delhi were studying privacy policies, the ICC should not have them. They also said that the ICC decision abused the exclusive jurisdiction of the Commission. They claimed that in this case, CCI had a “very far” from the court. 

On competition matters, he is investigating privacy issues that are already being considered by the High Court and the High Court of Delhi. In January, CCI independently decided to study WhatsApp’s new privacy policy based on news reports on the following aspects. identical.

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