WhatsApp Defends Data Sharing With Facebook In Delhi High Court

The popular messaging app, whose decision to share user phone number with parent company, Facebook raised privacy concerns, has defended its decision in the Delhi High Court, saying WhatsApp only shares a user’s name and the phone number and does not have access to any data as it provides end-to-end encryption.

The company also said that sharing of account information was only optional, and users have been given 30 days till September 25 to opt out of the policy.

WhatsApp was dragged to the court, following a petition filed by two users, who alleged that the company’s new privacy policy “compromises the rights of its users”.