The SC has asked Facebook and WhatsApp to file an affidavit around their data sharing policies.
Key takeaways from today’s hearing on data sharing.
WhatsApp to SC: Not denying that data collected from people will not be used.
Whatsapp tells SC it does not share any data except Phone no, device details, registration no, last seen details.
SC seeks assurance from Facebook and WhatsApp that they won’t transfer consumer data to third party.
WhatsApp also told SC that the issue of privacy is too complex for you (i.e. SC) to understand (via).
Note that WhatsApp is launching its business API in India and the issue of data protection / privacy will crop up in a more significant way in the coming days. There is another discussion going on with these global companies to have them move their servers to India.