Justice Prathiba M Singh directed the registry of the High Court to list the case before another bench on April 12, subject to the orders of the chief justice.
On March 24, the Competition Commission of India had directed its investigation arm, the director general, to complete the inquiry within 60 days after prima facie finding that the Facebook-owned company has violated competition law provisions through its “exploitative and exclusionary conduct” in the garb of the policy update.
According to the messaging app, the update does not expand the platform’s ability to share data with Facebook but intends to give users further transparency about how it collects, uses and shares information.
On February 15, the Supreme Court had directed WhatsApp to give an undertaking that private data of users was not being shared with a third party. The court told the messaging platform that people value their privacy more than money.