Big setback for WhatsApp, Facebook in India
In a big setback for Meta Platforms, the Delhi High Court has directed the CCI to probe WhatsApp LLC and Facebook Inc.
After that, the instant messaging platform had argued before the division bench of the court that the CCI cannot investigate a policy that has been suspended till the Data Protection Bill as well as the decision of the Supreme Court and the high court on the legality of the policy.
Moreover, the company also stated that the chats on the platform are end-to-end encrypted and the platform will not share any content of the chat but certain data would be shared with Facebook. The social media platforms further said that CCI's decision was an abuse of the commission's suo motu jurisdiction.