Supreme Court’s order on WhatsApp
Second, WhatsApp sold user data without permission to Facebook and other parties. This is a privacy invasion. Third, WhatsApp privacy laws differed between India and Europe.This is an invasion of privacy under international human rights law.
WhatsApp, on the other hand, argued that the bill will go into effect around July 2023 and urged the bench to reconsider the matter after that date. It was also stated that its current policy does not violate user privacy.
We further direct WhatsApp to cause publicity to this aspect for the benefit of customers of WhatsApp by giving an advertisment in five newspapers on two occassions. Ads shall be full page.
Digital Data Protection Bill 2022
Digital Data Protection Bill will be introduced at the Parliament during the second half of the ongoing parliamentary session which begins on March 3rd, 2023, says Union Government.
The Union added that the proposed Bill had taken into account both US and European privacy policies and had taken the necessary precautions to ensure Indian users were not subjected to discrimination. So, in the upcoming hearing, we can anticipate the Supreme Court’s judgment against WhatsApp.