WhatsApp privacy: Supreme Court sets up 5-judge bench to hear plea challenging the policy

The Supreme Court said the five-judge bench will decide on the petition challenging the privacy policy of WhatsApp.

Supreme Court has set up a five-judge bench to hear the petition accusing WhatsApp and Facebook of privacy violation.

The Supreme Court constituted five-judge bench will hear the matter on April 18.

The Supreme Court said the five-judge bench will decide on the broader questions to be adjudicated.

Earlier, the Delhi High Court had refused to interfere in the matter and allowed WhatsApp to go ahead with its data sharing policy with Facebook.

Under WhatsApp new privacy policy, the company will share some user data, including phone number of the user, with its parent company Facebook.