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WhatsApp challenges India's move against the company's 2021 privacy-policy update

By Freny Patel
  • 18 May 2021 01:27
  • 18 May 2021 21:49
WhatsApp is challenging the Indian government’s move to stymie the introduction of the company’s privacy update, warning in an affidavit that any interference with the 2021 policy would “cripple the entire industry of Internet-based applications and websites.”
The affidavit, lodged on Friday, also argued that WhatsApp was under no legal

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Freny Patel


Freny has been covering antitrust law, M&A and regulations for over a decade, serving as Asia editor at Policy and Regulatory Report. Prior to joining as an editor at Mergermarket, she headed the banking bureau of a leading Indian financial daily, Business Standard. When India privatized the insurance sector, she had her own column in The Observer.

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