- Delhi High Court said if T&C of most mobile apps are read, “you would be surprised as to what all you are consenting to”
The Delhi High Court also said that if people went ahead and read the terms and conditions of most of the mobile applications available on the internet right now, “you would be surprised as to what all you are consenting to”.
The court added, “Even Google maps captures all your data and stores it”.
The High Court also said that it fails to understand what data would get leaked as per the petitioner and since the issue needs consideration, it will be listed on the 25th of January due to paucity of time on Monday.
Even the central government agreed with the court that the issue needs to be analysed.
WhatsApp and Facebook Inc. were represented by Senior advocates Kapil Sibal and Mukul Rohatgi told the court that the petition was not maintainable and a lot of the issues which were raised in it were lacking foundation.
They further told the Court that the private chat messages between family and friends would continue to remain encrypted and cannot be stored by WhatsApp and this position will remain the same even under the new policy.
The lawyer who appeared for the petitioner claimed that the option of not agreeing with the new policy was given to users in European nations, however, there was no such option for the users in India.