Center told Delhi High Court that disparity in treatment between Indians and Europeans by WhatsApp is a cause of concern.
Government assures that the Data Protection Bill is being discussed and it's looking into the WhatsApp issue.
Center is waiting for WhatsApp's response.
Under the new policy, users can either accept it or leave the app, but they cannot opt not to share their data with other Facebook-owned or third-party apps.
At the beginning of the hearing, the court reiterated its previous statement that WhatsApp is not a mandatory-to-download app, it's people's personal choice to download it or not. The court also noted that the Personal Data Protection Bill is being considered by the Parliament and government is already looking into the issues highlighted in the plea.
"This leverages the social significance of WhatsApp to force users into a bargain which may infringe on their interests in information privacy and information security," he added.
Sharma also said the government was already looking into the issue and has sent a communication to WhatsApp about the same. Kapil Sibbal, senior advocate appearing for WhatsApp told the court that the communication has been received and the company will have a response soon.
The court, thereafter, scheduled the matter for hearing on March 1.
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