New Delhi: WhatsApp has filed a petition in the Delhi High court alleging that other Indian mobile applications are collecting even more data than the messaging platform does. With the petition, the social media giant has hit back hard on the rising criticism over its new privacy policies.
WhatsApp moved to Delhi High Court on May 5, according to a report by Inc42. “A review of the privacy policies of many internet-based applications and websites confirms that such policies include provisions describing the information they may collect that are similar to and in many instances much broader than those in the 2021 Update,” WhatsApp’s affidavit quoted by Inc42.
In its petition, WhatsApp named apps such as Zomato, BigBasket, Ola, Koo and Truecaller, as the apps collect more user data than it does. Even Aarogya Setu is collecting a lot more data than WhatsApp, the company alleged in its petition.