WhatsApp privacy policy: CCI asks to continue investigation. The Delhi High Court on Monday informed the Competition Commission of India (CCI) that WhatsApp has not withdrawn its updated privacy policy in 2021 and urged the court to allow it a review. The CCI further confirmed that its investigation will not interfere with or overlap with the issue of alleged breach of user privacy pending before the Supreme Court. The CCI submitted its submissions before a bench headed by Chief Justice Satish Chandra Sharma. The submissions were made in appeals by WhatsApp LLC and Facebook Inc against an order dismissing their challenge to a CCI-ordered review of the instant messaging platform’s updated privacy policy. CCI’s review of WhatsApp’s privacy policy In January last year, the CCI itself decided to review WhatsApp’s updated privacy policy based on reports of the same. WhatsApp and Facebook later challenged the March 2021 order of the CCI single judge to order an inquiry against them, saying that the issue regarding their new policy is pending in the High Court and the Supreme Court. However, the single judge refused to stay the CCI investigation on April 22 last year. The CCI argued before a single judge that WhatsApp’s new privacy policy would lead to excessive data collection and “tracking” of consumers to target advertisements to bring in more users and hence an alleged abuse of a dominant position.