“You (Facebook and WhatsApp) may be a $2-3 trillion company, but people value their privacy more than money,” SC told Facebook and WhatsApp while issuing the notice.
On behalf of the petitioner, Shyam Divan said that media reports indicate that the central government is taking the matter seriously. In this case, the central government has also sent a notice to WhatsApp.
Solicitor General Tushar Mehta said that no compromise will be made with privacy as it is the right of the people of the country.
Advocate Mukul Rohatgi, on behalf of WhatsApp, said that there is no threat to privacy from the policy.
However, CJI Bobde said that Facebook and WhatsApp should clarify their policy regarding data sharing. The central government, WhatsApp and Facebook have four weeks to reply in the matter.