The fresh plea was an interim application filed in a pending petition of 2017. (Image: Reuters)
The fresh plea was an interim application filed in a pending petition of 2017. Over the years, especially after the Cambridge Analytica scandal in which Facebook was probed, users have been highly apprehensive regarding the use of their data without their knowledge and the lack of choice they have in this matter. This is also the reason why over 100 Chinese apps were banned in India last year.
WhatsApp, in an attempt to justify this differential treatment, told the Supreme Court that Europe had special privacy laws which it needed to follow, and if India had a similar statute, it would follow those rules as well.