A bench headed by CJI SA Bobde and justices AS Bopanna and V Ramasubramanian said that the privacy of people must be protected and that people were apprehensive about the loss of their privacy in regards to the latest privacy policies of WhatsApp. The Supreme Court also issued a notice in connection with the matter.
CJI Bobde said, “We are telling you what we heard and read. People think that if A sends a message to B and B to C, the circuit of messages is revealed to Facebook.”
Senior advocates Kapil Sibal and Arvind Datar, appearing for WhatsApp and Facebook respectively, denied the allegations.
Facebook and WhatsApp have been given four weeks to give a reply.