WhatsApp Privacy Policy: CCI said, only the competition aspect is being investigated

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Regarding the new privacy policy of WhatsApp, the CCI said in the court that it is not investigating the violation of privacy of individual people. This matter is in the Supreme Court

New Delhi. The Delhi High Court on Tuesday said that the investigation of WhatsApp’s new privacy policy by the Competition Commission of India (CCI) is probably more related to concerns about the privacy of consumers. The court said that it does not appear to be an investigation into the misuse of dominance in the market. CCI said in court that it is not investigating the violation of privacy of individual people. This matter is in the Supreme Court. To this, Justice Naveen Chawla said, “It seems that the regulator is concerned about the issue of privacy of consumers.”

The court said, “Your order does not reflect the investigation into the condition of alleged dominance in the market”. In the Delhi High Court on Tuesday, Aman Lekhi, Advocate of the Competition Commission in this case said that the new privacy policy of WhatsApp will lead to excessive collection of data (personal information) of the users using this network platform and it will give more and more users To do targeted advertising aimed at linking would be like ‘chasing’ consumers. This is a way to misuse their dominance in the market.

CCI has ordered an inquiry into the new privacy policy of WhatsApp, the platform for sending messages. Justifying its investigation, CCI presented its case before the court. Lekhi said that CCI is looking into the aspects of competition in this matter. The competition regulator is not looking into cases of personal privacy violations. The matter related to the right to privacy is in the Supreme Court.

The CCI advocate said that there is no question of mistake of jurisdiction in this matter. He said that the petitions filed by WhatsApp and Facebook challenging CCI’s decision are based on ‘unfair and misconception’. These companies have challenged the CCI’s order to investigate the new privacy policy of 24 March. The High Court has reserved its order in this case. Lekhi told the court that whether the collection and sharing of data through WhatsApp is anti-competitive or not, it will be decided only after investigation.

It is noteworthy that CCI itself decided to look into the matter in January after WhatsApp’s new privacy policy came to light. (Disclaimer: This news has been published directly from the Syndicate feed. It has not been edited by the News18Hindi team.)




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