Delhi HC allows CCI to investigate WhatsApp Privacy Policy

Remember when WhatsApp rolled out its revised Privacy Policy in January 2021 and tried to force users to accept it? In response, the Competition Commission of India (‘CCI’) directed an investigation on whether WhatsApp was abusing its dominant position. WhatsApp and Facebook filed a petition in the Delhi High Court against CCI’s decision to investigate. On April 22, 2021, a single judge of the Delhi High Court dismissed the petition. Now another bench of the Delhi High Court comprising of two judges has upheld the order of the single judge. Because of the decision, the CCI can now continue investigating WhatsApp’s Privacy Policy and since we are one of the parties before the CCI, we will provide assistance at every step of the investigation.

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