“The difficulty appears to be not only you are collecting all this data but you are also giving it to somebody else without the permission of the person” queried the division bench of Chief Justice D.N. Patel and Justice Jyoti Singh.
Salve submitted that the inquiry by the CCI is into the implication of the policy. But, when the Government of India, being the administrator, is seized of the issue and has instructed WhatsApp to take off the policy till the law is made, CCI cannot jump the gun and direct inquiry.
He raised question on the the probe ordered by CCI on the ground that if Parliament makes a law and allows it to share data, the CCI cannot then question as to why they are sharing the said data./ILNS/SNG