WhatsApp user data has got Delhi HC’s permission to allow data sharing on Facebook. However, there are certain limitations to that. Read on to know more.
WhatsApp User Data
As per the new rules laid by the court, any WhatsApp user data generated prior to September 25, cannot be shared on Facebook. The messaging firm has also been informed to remove all user data of anyone who deletes his/her WhatsApp account before this date, entirely from the servers. Chief Justice G. Rohini and Justice Sangita Dhingra Sehgal have permitted the messaging app to follow these new policies for the moment; while the issue awaits the decision from the Supreme Court.
“Having regard to the complete security and protection of privacy provided by WhatsApp initially while launching WhatsApp and keeping in view that the issue relating to the existence of an individual’s right of privacy as a distinct basis of a cause of action is yet to be decided by a larger bench of Supreme Court, we consider it appropriate to issue the following directions to protect interest of users of WhatsApp”.