WhatsApp has petitioned the Supreme Court after the Delhi High Court granted the Competition Commission of India (CCI) permission to continue its investigation into the platform.
The order will be heard tentatively on October 14, according to the Supreme Court’s website (Friday). WhatsApp asked the Delhi High Court’s single-judge bench for a stay of the investigation in May 2021. The bench, however, ruled in favour of the CCI. As a result, the instant messaging platform petitioned a two-judge bench of the Delhi High Court. In August, the two-judge bench also ruled in favour of the CCI probe, declining to intervene further. WhatsApp wants the CCI to halt its investigation until the data privacy bill is implemented, as evidenced by its decision to backtrack on limiting user functionality in May 2021.