Whatsapp told by HC to delete from its servers info of users who opt out

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Whatsapp told by HC to delete from its servers info of users who opt out [Internet Governance]

  • Delhi High Court directed instant messaging service Whatsapp to delete from its server all information of users who chose to opt out of its services after Sep 25.
  • September 25 is the deadline after which Whatsapp said it would be sharing information of users with social media giant Facebook.
  • The bench directed Whatsapp to delete all information of users who chose to delete their accounts rather than choosing for its new privacy policy.
  • The court also directed the Union and TRAI to see if they can bring Internet based messaging services like Whatsapp under a regulatory framework.