The government has also asked for directions to WhatsApp to make it clear if the platform was conforming to the same.
WhatsApp has also stated that there is no universal or uniform time limit after which accounts will be deleted. However, These users will be dealt with on a case-to-case basis by WhatsApp.
A notice has been issued to the Centre Facebook and WhatsApp which asks for their stand on the please buy a lawyer who claims that the new policy violates the users right to privacy under the Constitution.
Additionally, during the hearing, the Centre has also said that the policy violates Indian IT laws and rules.
It also said that it has written to CEO Mark Zuckerberg on the issue and a reply is awaited.
After the outrage, WhatsApp had clarified that the accounts of the people who don’t agree with the policy will not be closed; however, now WhatsApp has said that they will lose access to some of the features of WhatsApp.