The changes are due to take effect in February but have been postponed until May.
“If you read the terms and conditions of most mobile applications, you will be surprised that everyone agrees,” the court said. “Google Maps also captures and stores all of your data,” the court said.
The court said it did not understand what data was being leaked, according to the petitioner, and that the issue would need to be considered and listed on January 25 due to lack of time on Monday.
The Central Government also agreed with the court that the issue needed to be analyzed.
WhatsApp and Facebook, represented by senior lawyers Kapil Sibal and Mukul Rohatgi, told the court that the petition could not proceed and that many of the issues raised were without any evidence.
Do not use WhatsApp
He told the court that private chat messages between family and friends could be encrypted, could not be stored through WhatsApp, and that the situation would not change under the new policy. He said the change in policy will affect the trade chat on WhatsApp.
Counsel appearing on behalf of the petitioner stated that the option of not agreeing to the new policy was given to consumers in European countries, but not in India.