WhatsApp privacy policy forces users into agreement, shares sensitive data with Facebook: Delhi High Court

The High Court said that Facebook cannot hide the fact that it is the beneficiary of the data sharing mechanism under the 2021 policy, owing to which its presence as a party to the CCI investigation was necessary.
Whatsapp, Facebook, Delhi High Court
Whatsapp, Facebook, Delhi High Court

The Delhi High Court has held that WhatsApp’s 2021 privacy policy creates a “take-it-or-leave-it” situation, virtually forcing its users into agreement by providing a mirage of choice, and then sharing their sensitive data with Facebook [WhatsApp LLV v. Competition Commission of India & Anr].

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