Supreme Court to hear WhatsApp privacy case from April 27; AG hints at new law for data protection

Supreme Court of India

The Supreme Court will hear the petition on WhatsApp and it's privacy policy on April 27.

The petition, filed by Karmanya Singh Sareen against a Delhi High Court judgment, prays for a writ of mandamus for the protection of privacy of data exchanged via WhatsApp and other instant messaging applications.

Today, the matter was heard by a five-judge bench of Justices Dipak Misra, AK Sikri, Amitava Roy, AM Khanwilkar, and M Shantanagoudar.

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