The Supreme Court issued a notice to the Center and WhatsApp over the new privacy policy of messaging app. The court has sought responses from the government and messaging app within weeks on a fresh plea alleging lower standards of privacy for Indians in comparison to European users of the messaging app. The Supreme Court on Monday has asked the Center of WhatsApp to reply to a fresh plea alleging lower standards of privacy for Indians in comparison to European users. It is the duty of the judiciary to protect the privacy of the citizens. People have grave apprehensions that they will lose their privacy and it is our duty to protect them the Supreme Court said. “You may be 2 or 3 trillion companies but the people value their privacy more than money.”   The bench was headed by S A Bodde, told even WhatsApp even as it sought to argue that Europe has special data protection laws that don’t exist in India.

The apex court issued notice to the government and the Facebook-owned app on an interim application filed by Karmanya Singh Sareem in the pending petition of 2017. Senior Advocate Shayam Divian appearing for the petitioner argued that the messaging app was applying lower standards for Indians and they be barred from sharing data with Facebook.

The bench observed, “We are impressed by Mr. Divan’s argument that it was proposed before us that a data protection law would be brought in force.” Now under this policy, you will share data of Indians”

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