Delhi High Court rejects stay notice of CCI on Instant messaging apps privacy policies

The Competition Commission of India (CCI) stay notice asking for Facebook and WhatsApp to furnish certain information has been refused by the Delhi High court which was to furnish certain data information in relation to a probe ordered into the instant app messaging platforms privacy policies.

Anup Jairam Bhambhani and Jasmeet Singh who are a vacation bench of justice said that an application seeking of further steps in an investigation is already filed in which a notice was issued stating to the Director General of CCI in which it said that no interim relief was given by their division bench on 6th May and it is listed for consideration on 9th July.


The bench after the order passed on 21st June then said, “We also find that there is substantial overlap, in fact near identity, as between the prayers made in earlier application and those made in the present application. For the foregoing regions, we do not consider it appropriate to stay the operation of impugned notice dated June 8th at this stage”.

This case relates to appeals of WhatsApp and Facebook against the single judge dismissing their pleas against the probe CCI for the instant messaging apps and their new privacy policies.

The high court had also issued a notice earlier on the appeals and asked the centre to give a response to it