During the hearing, the court asked the petitioner, ‘What is your complaint? This is a private app, do not get involved. What do you think the data is going to compromise? ‘ To this, the counsel for the petitioner said, “WhatsApp shares information globally. Whatever they collect from us is shared.’
The court told the petitioner’s counsel that there were two issues. One is that your personal messages are viewed and shared. Second is that your browsing history is shared. The lawyer said that they analyze the browsing history and form an opinion about the user and share it. The court said that all apps do this.
ASG Chetan Sharma, appearing for the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, told the court that there is a need to analyze the issue.
During the hearing, senior advocate Mukul Rohatgi, appearing for WhatsApp, said that I am submitting that using the app is completely safe. The petitioner must be assured that all chats between friends, relatives, etc. will be encrypted and secure.