High Court said that users can quit using WhatsApp if they don’t accept new policy

WhatsApp is under the radar due to the controversial privacy policy that is taking up the whole space. Under this controversy, on Monday, Delhi High Court accepted the new privacy policy and said that if users are not accepting the messaging app then they didn’t have to agree to the terms and conditions.

Justice Sanjeev Sachdeva said that WhatsApp is a privacy app and it is a voluntary thing that users can simply switch if they want. The court also said that users will be surprised by the terms and conditions that they are consenting too including Google maps that stores the user data.

Due to the paucity of time, the required considerations will be listed on 25th January as they don’t know what data will be leaked further. The High Court and Central Court are under the same agreement of understanding the issues of privacy.

Senior advocate Mukul Rohatgi and Kapil Sibal, representing Facebook and WhatsApp, the claims don’t have any foundations and are not maintainable. The chats between the friends and family are not leaked in the market, are encrypted, and without any storage on the survey as per the new policy as well.

However, the plea claims that the privacy policy violates user privacy and WhatsApp can access the online activities of the users.

The user is free to exit or accept the new policy if they want to opt-out of sharing data on the third-party and Facebook-owned apps.