WhatsApp’s new policy on hold till Personal Data Protection Bill comes into force
While doing so, the Court issued a notice in the applications filed by WhatsApp and its parent company Facebook seeking restraint on coercive action pursuant to the notice.
“We replied to MEITY’s notice seeking a response, saying that WhatsApp will not limit functionality for some time and continue to show users the updated (version…We will maintain this approach until Data Protection Bill comes into force. We have voluntarily agreed to put the update on hold till then,” Salve said.
“CCI is inquiring into a policy that I have taken off. If Parliament allows me to share data, CCI cannot say anything,” he added. The Court then queried whether the messaging application had a separate policy for India and for Europe. In response, Salve said: “The commitment is that I will not do anything till Parliamentary law comes. If Parliament allows me to have a separate policy for India, I will have it. If it doesn’t, I will take a call.”
For the past few days, the defiant US-based social media giants like Twitter and Facebook are facing tough times in the Indian courts. In many cases, the Courts have simply asked these companies to adhere to laws in India, if they want to work in India.
[Inputs: Bar & Bench]
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Just read in the Economic Times
42% of the members of the new cabinet have or had a criminal case against them.
Only goes to show that India is being governed by a cabinet full of criminals.
Lucky for Swamy he is not a member of this cabinet .
One must not forget that Mark is Mukesh’s good friend and investor.
That Mukesh is the boss .
Nothing will be up on what’s up.