Delhi HC Judge Justice Prathiba Singh, Recuses Herself From Facebook, WhatsApp Pleas Against CCI Order Against Their Privacy Policy

first_imgNews UpdatesDelhi HC Judge Justice Prathiba Singh, Recuses Herself From Facebook, WhatsApp Pleas Against CCI Order Against Their Privacy Policy Shreya Agarwal8 April 2021 5:47 AMShare This – xJustice Prathiba Singh of the Delhi High Court today recused herself from 2 pleas filed by Facebook Inc and WhatsApp challenging a Competition Commission of India (CCI) order directing investigation into WhatsApp’s contentious new privacy policy, the rollout of which was pushed back due to uproars over it for, inter alia, being discriminatory.The single bench judge recused herself…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginJustice Prathiba Singh of the Delhi High Court today recused herself from 2 pleas filed by Facebook Inc and WhatsApp challenging a Competition Commission of India (CCI) order directing investigation into WhatsApp’s contentious new privacy policy, the rollout of which was pushed back due to uproars over it for, inter alia, being discriminatory.The single bench judge recused herself from adjudicating the matters and directed the Delhi High Court registry to list them before another bench, subject to the Chief Justice’s approval, on Apr 12.WhatsApp and its parent company have challenged a Mar 24 order of the CCI which had directed a probe into WhatsApp’s new privacy policy to be completed within 60 days.Filed through Adv Tejas Karia, both the petitions contend that since the issue of WhatsApp’s privacy policy is already sub judice the Supreme Court, the CCI probe was unnecessary. CCI had decided to look into WhatsApp’s new policy basis reports on the same.In the past as well, Justice Singh has recused herself from hearing another plea related to WhatsApp, which was challenging its new privacy policy.Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more