Reply to PIL on knowledge safety: SC to WhatsApp

New Delhi, February 1

The Supreme Court on Monday asked WhatsApp to respond to a PIL seeking a direction to the RBI and the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) to ensure that data collected on Unified Payments Interface (UPI) platforms wasn’t shared with their parent companies or third parties.

If WhatsApp doesn’t respond, the averment made in the petition by petitioner Rajya Sabha MP Binoy Viswam would be taken as accepted, a Bench headed by Chief Justice of India SA Bobde said.

The RBI has already responded that it had no responsibility to conduct an audit of members of UPI ecosystem. — TNS

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