February 4, 2021 3:31:37 am
The division bench of Chief Justice D N Patel and Justice Prateek Jalan asked the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology and WhatsApp to file their response to the petition by March 19.
In the petition filed by a Noida resident, Dr Seema Singh, along with Delhi residents Meghan and Vikram Singh, it has been argued that the fissures in law with regard to the data are “quite conspicuous” and a framework to regulate the same is the needed. “Social media in recent years has been used by billions of people around the world, millions of Indians today are dependent on WhatsApp. Therefore information which is generally personal is shared at an enormous level. This information is susceptible to being misused if the social media giant decides to either sell or exploit the information, sensitive to the users, to any third party,” the petition says.
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