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The Facebook-owned company adduced the privacy policies of these popular applications in an affidavit filed in the court. Apart from the above-mentioned platforms, the affidavit also mentions some major US giants like Google, Microsoft, and Zoom. This is not just it, there’s more to the accused list with news channel Republic TV and Inc42.
“A review of the privacy policies of many internet-based applications and websites confirms that such policies include provisions describing the information they may collect that are similar to – and in many instances much broader than – those in the 2021 Update,” WhatsApp wrote in its affidavit.
This affidavit was in response to a petition filed by advocate and educationist Harsha Gupta on May 5. Advocates Vivek Sood and Dhruv Gupta challenged WhatsApp’s general and Business terms of services as violative of the provisions of the IT Act and the right to informational privacy under Article 21 of the Constitution.