The Indian Supreme Court asked the instant messaging service app “WhatsApp” to file an affidavit to give a detail on the kind of information it shares with Facebook and also to sign an undertaking that it will not share any data of the user to the third party. 

Whatsapp Shares User data To Facebook Without User Consent
Source: NeuroGadget
The Indian Supreme Court on Friday asked WhatsApp to file an affidavit in which it will be detailed with the information which WhatsApp shares with its parent company “Facebook” and also Supreme Court ordered WhatsApp to sign an undertaking of not sharing user data with any third party. 
WhatsApp said it shares “selective data” like phone number, phone details, last seen details and registration number. Supreme Court also attempted to find the WhatsApp’s services views on the test case for data protection as the right to privacy is a fundamental right.

As India is the largest market for WhatsApp with 200 million active users. WhatsApp has disclosed that it shares the certain user details such as last seen, phone number, phone details. Now it will be interesting to see that how would the graph of active users have any fluctuations or not. Constitution bench ruled that right to privacy is an eternal part of the Constitution and it can’t be ignored.

A petition was filed by two law students — Karmanya Singh Sareen and Shreya Sethi.They alleged that WhatsApp shares its data with Facebook and various third parties. They want to have some regulations which would look after these data sharing of users. and would generously provide the privacy as well as the security to the users. 
As far now we are able to know that our WhatsApp is not fully encrypted at least for the facebook. hence it’s our responsibility to use these social media apps on our responsibility if we don’t want to disclose our personal stuff.
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