New Delhi– Denying earlier media reports, popular mobile messaging service WhatsApp on Thursday said it will comply with the Delhi High Court order against sharing with its parent company Facebook user data collected up to September 25.
Earlier, global, multi-platform media and entertainment company Mashable said WhatsApp planned to defy the Delhi High Court order and go ahead with sharing information with Facebook as planned.
“The ruling has no impact on the planned policy and terms of service updates,” WhatsApp spokesperson Anne Yeh was quoted as saying in a statement on Thursday.
“We are, therefore, of the view that it is always open to the existing users of WhatsApp, who do not want their information to be shared with Facebook, to opt for deletion of their account,” it had observed.
The court also directed the government to consider the issue of functioning of instant messaging apps such as WhatsApp and take an appropriate decision as to whether it is feasible to bring them under the statutory regulatory framework.