The center told the Delhi High Court on Monday that it believes WhatsApp’s new privacy policy violates Indian Information Technology (IT) laws and rules and seeks instructions to go to social media platforms to clarify whether it is confirming the same.

The central government’s request was made at the seats of Chief Justice DN Patel and Justice Jyoti Singh. He heard several requests for objections to WhatsApp’s new privacy policy. According to the platform, the privacy policy has been It came into effect on 15th, and has not been postponed.

WhatsApp told Benchmark that although its new privacy policy took effect on May 15, it will not start deleting the accounts of users who have not accepted the policy and will encourage them to join.

The platform said that there is no universal or unified time limit, after which it will begin to delete accounts, because each user will be processed according to specific circumstances.

The judge sent a notice to the center, Facebook and WhatsApp and asked a lawyer to assert his position. The lawyer claimed that the new policy violated the privacy rights of users under the Constitution.

The center stated at the hearing that this policy violated Indian IT laws and regulations.

0 It stated that it has written to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg (Mark Zuckerberg) on ​​this issue and is waiting for a reply. Therefore, it is necessary to maintain the status quo of the implementation of this policy.

WhatsApp opposed the dispute, saying it complies with Indian IT laws and regulations, and added that its policy took effect on May 15 but will not delete the account immediately.

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When the matter was first heard by a judge, the center stated that WhatsApp’s opt-out of its new privacy policy is different from Europeans’ treatment of Indian users. This is a matter of government concern and it is investigating this issue. .

The company also said that Indian users are “unilaterally” subject to changes in the privacy policy of instant messaging platforms, and that the government is investigating this, which is also a worrying issue.

The court listed the matter on June 3 for further trial.