While the reformed policy is still getting mixed responses, a petition has already been filed in the Delhi HC stating that the arrangement compromises the rights of WhatsApp users and poses a threat to the confidentiality extended to an account holder. The notification taking consent for the allocation does not make the process clear to consumers, some of who generally do not understand privacy terms.
The appeal asserts that privacy is one of the most basic and essential features of WhatsApp. The petition strongly opposes the sharing of data for commercial purposes. User opinions in the matter are being overlooked by means of confusing and misleading them with vague descriptions.
The HC has received the petition from the complainants and now wants the Center to give its opinion on the adjustment in the policy. The government’s response is likely to play a major role in deciding the future of the alterations in India. WhatsApp’s reforms will reportedly be implemented from September 25.