WhatsApp also announced on its blog that the app would be moving back the date on which people will be asked to review and accept the terms.
PTI reported that the central government also agreed with the court that the issue needs to be analysed. WhatsApp and Facebook were represented in court by senior advocates Kapil Sibal and Mukul Rohatgi. The advocates mentioned to the court that the plea was not maintainable and many of the issues raised in it were without any foundation.
WhatsApp also announced on its blog that the app would be moving back the date on which people will be asked to review and accept the terms. No one will have their account suspended or deleted on February 8.
"We're also going to do a lot more to clear up the misinformation around how privacy and security works on WhatsApp. We’ll then go to people gradually to review the policy at their own pace before new business options are available on May 15," read the post.
WhatsApp helped bring end-to-end encryption to people across the world and we are committed to defending this security technology now and in the future. Thank you to everyone who has reached out to us and to so many who have helped spread facts and stop rumors. We will continue to put everything we have into making WhatsApp the best way to communicate privately.