New Delhi: A single judge bench of Justice Pratibha M. Singh of the Delhi High Court on Friday recused herself from hearing a petition against WhatsApp. Justice Singh directed that the petition filed by advocate Chaitanya Rohilla shall be listed before another single judge bench subject to the orders of the Chief Justice.
The plea will now be listed before another bench and would come up for hearing on January 18.
A PIL was on Thursday moved in the Delhi High Court alleging that WhatsApp is violating right to privacy and is a threat to national security.
As per the highlights of the FAQs, the following has been summed up:
1. WhatsApp cannot see your private messages or hear your calls and neither can Facebook.
2. WhatsApp does not keep logs of who everyone is messaging or calling.
3. WhatsApp cannot see your shared location and neither can Facebook.
4. WhatsApp does not share your contacts with Facebook.
5. WhatsApp groups remain private.
6. You can set your messages to disappear.
7. You can download your data.
On January 11, concerned at private group chat links being available on Google Search, WhatsApp said that they have asked Google not to index such chats and advised users not to share group chat links on publicly accessible websites. Google had indexed invite links to private WhatsApp group chats, meaning anyone can join various private chat groups with a simple search.