WhatsApp continues to claim that it is not sharing any personal chats or data with any third party, but merely updating how users connect with business accounts. However, the CCI does not believe this and has ordered its investigation arm, the Director General (DG) to investigate and prepare a report on whether WhatsApp’s claims are true or not.
Earlier, the Indian IT Minister had also written to WhatsApp expressing his concerns and asked WhatsApp to withdraw the update completely. Moreover, the government has also moved the Supreme Court pleading that WhatsApp should not be allowed to implement such policy changes in India.
For the last few months, the firm has been fighting against the case in Indian courts. Indians, after all, account for a large proportion of both WhatsApp’s and Facebook’s user base, and the firm does not want to lose it. While neither of the parties seems to be backing down now, the conclusion of the war in the temples of justice remains to be drawn.