First reported by Reuters, the petition has been filed by Advocate Chaitanya Rohilla, who says that the new policy violates their fundamental right to privacy. The new policy will give the messaging app power to generate a ‘360-degree profile into a person’s online activity’ without any government oversight, says the petitioner.
Rohilla further adds that WhatsApp jeopardizes national security by transmitting and storing sensitive user data outside the country. The information is then accessible by Facebook and other third-parties, as per the petition. “This type of arbitrary behavior and browbeating cannot be accepted in a democracy,” adds the petitioner. WhatsApp has made a complete mockery of our fundamental rights.