Earlier in June, the competition watchdog had sent a notice to WhatsApp, Facebook, seeking information on WhatsApp's revised policy. The social media firms had moved to Delhi Hight court, seeking a stay on the probe. Delhi HC on Wednesday refused to stay and allowed CCI to move ahead with its probe.
Delhi High Court on Wednesday refused to stay the notice sent by the Competition Commission of India (CCI) to social media firms Facebook and WhatsApp and allowed the watchdog to proceed with its probe on issues pertaining to WhatsApp's revised policy.
The social media company had then moved to Delhi High Court seeking to stay the probe and notice. WhatsApp had argued that the CCI notice smack of overreach with the matter pending before Delhi HC and SC.
The High Court "urged" CCI to "bear in mind" that a division bench of the HC is considering the case.
CCI assured the court that processing of information sought from Facebook and WhatsApp will take time and submits that it cannot present any final report before the next hearing on July 9.