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Report: Delhi High Court rejects WhatsApp and Facebook’s appeals at the CCI Probe Hearing

The Delhi High Court has rejected WhatsApp and Facebook’s appeals against a single bench ruling over the Competition Commission of India’s (CCI) investigation into WhatsApp’s 2021 privacy policy, according to a report. Meta, previously Facebook, has earlier sought the High Court to become involved in the CCI inquiry. The Delhi High Court division bench that made the dismissal decision included Chief Justice Satish Chandra Sharma and Justice Subramonium Prasad, according to the BBC. The bench declared that the appeals “are without merit,” according to the article.

A division bench of the Delhi High Court has rejected the pleas Facebook and WhatsApp filed against a single bench decision declining to get involved in the CCI investigation into the 2021 privacy policy of the instant messaging application.

Chief Justice Satish Chandra Sharma and Justice Subramonium Prasad, according to reports, were on the bench that decided to deny the appeals from WhatsApp and Facebook-owner Meta.

According to reports, the Delhi High Court division bench found that WhatsApp and Facebook owner Meta’s petitions were “devoid of merits.” According to the article, the order was reserved on July 25 and announced today.

In accordance with a report from June of last year, WhatsApp and Facebook had asked the Delhi High Court to put the CCI investigation into the instant messaging platform’s privacy policy 2021 on hold.

As per recent reports, CCI recently advised the Delhi High Court that the investigation should continue since WhatsApp has not revoked its 2021 privacy policy.

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