The Indian Supreme Court dismisses the appeal of two social media giants challenging the Competition Authority’s jurisdiction to investigate their privacy policies (WhatsApp)

On 14 October 2022, the Supreme Court of India dismissed appeals filed by WhatsApp LLC (WhatsApp) and Facebook Inc (now Meta) challenging the jurisdiction of the Competition Commission of India (CCI) to investigate WhatsApp's 2021 Terms of Service and Privacy Policy (the 2021 policy) (Meta Platforms Inc v Competition Commission of India & Anr, SLP (C) No. 17121/2022.). The petitions filed before the Delhi High Court were also dismissed and led to this challenge. Facts In its order dated 24 March 2021, the CCI noted that the 2021 policy required users to consent to the sharing and integration of user data with other Meta group companies as a precondition for using the services of WhatsApp. (In Re: Updated Terms of Service and Privacy Policy for WhatsApp Users, Case No. 01/2021.) It

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