The Indian Competition Authority clears dominant mobile messaging service from abuse of dominance allegations (Fight for Transparency Society / WhatsApp)

CCI closes allegation of abuse of dominance against WhatsApp* CCI vide its recent order dated June 01, 2017 has closed an allegation of abuse of dominant position against popular message service WhatsApp. The complaint against WhatsApp was filed by an individual Vinod Kumar Gupta on behalf of a NGO “Fight for Transparency Society”. As per the complainant, WhatsApp was acquired by Facebook Inc. (“Facebook”) in February 2014 and thereafter WhatsApp introduced changes in its privacy policy in August 2016 whereby the users of WhatsApp have been forced to share their account details and other information with Facebook in order to continue availing the services of

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  • Vaish Associates, Advocates (New Delhi)

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Man Mohan Sharma, The Indian Competition Authority clears dominant mobile messaging service from abuse of dominance allegations (Fight for Transparency Society / WhatsApp), 1 June 2017, e-Competitions Bulletin June 2017, Art. N° 87877

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