The Delhi High court has asked Snapdeal-owned Unicommerce not to use any data which it from accessed from the sellers of Paytm.
Paytm’s statement said, “Unicommerce has been instructed not to access the customers’ data and the sellers data which was being used to sign up sellers for our competition. They have also submitted that they will not derive any information such as sales analysis or user behaviour for any misuse. This is an important point since this data might have been used unduly by our competition.”
It further added, “The order clearly states that sellers can only view this information and they cannot submit anything back such as catalogue information, inventory, pricing or create any order processing changes or catalogue changes in our systems. This effectively prevents any changes from happening into Paytm data and systems.”
The court also asked Unicommerce to pull down its YouTube advertisement or remove Paytm’s logo from it.
However, Unicommerce said, “The reliefs sought (by Paytm) have not been granted. We welcome the honourable court’s interim order. While the matter is sub-judice, we believe that the allegations made are clearly unfounded and speculative.”
Through a blog post, Paytm has asked its sellers not to use Unicommer’s platform and ‘strict action’ will be taken which include ‘imposing penalties’ or ‘blocking the concerned partner entirely’ or more.
The case will next be heard on July 11th.
Earlier, Alibaba backed Paytm had filed a lawsuit against e-commerce management software Unicommerce and accused of accessing confidential data via the sellers who use Unicommerce’s platform for managing their orders and inventory for other marketplaces as well.[source]