“We don’t want to know about users willing to continue with WhatsApp. We are concerned about users who do not wish to share. What happens to past information/ data on deletion of account? What happens if you opt out?” said a Bench headed by Chief Justice G. Rohini.
Their counsel, senior advocate Pratibha M. Singh, said while WhatsApp had in its affidavit claimed that when a user deletes his or her account, all the information is deleted, it goes on to say that popular photos/ videos are retained on its server for a longer period of time.
“Now, how do they determine what is popular,” she contended.
To this, the Bench told WhatsApp: “You please answer this. What happens if a user completely deletes his or her account from WhatsApp?”
Hindustan News 23/09/2016: http://epaper.livehindustan.com/