Will not launch payments service without compliance with RBI norms, WhatsApp tells Supreme Court

Shruti Mahajan May 3 2019
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WhatsApp Inc today assured the Supreme Court that only a trial run of its payments service is underway at present, and that it would comply with Reserve Bank of India (RBI) norms before launching the full version.

This assurance came when the Bench of Justice Rohinton Nariman and Vineet Saran was hearing a petition seeking directions for the messaging platform to comply with RBI norms for its payments service.

Senior Counsel Kapil Sibal and Arvind Datar . . .

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