Social networking platform WhatsApp today told Delhi High Court that on deletion of user account, the information of that person is no longer retained on its servers.
The submission came in response to a query by a bench of Chief Justice G Rohini and Justice Sangita Dhingra Sehgal as to whether user information is retained after account deletion.
After hearing arguments on behalf of the petitioners and the social networking platform, the bench said it will “pass order” on September 23.
Senior advocate Pratibha M Singh, appearing for petitioners Karmanya Singh Sareen and Shreya Sethi, told the court that while WhatsApp claims in its affidavit that it does not retain messages, the company has contradicted itself by saying it can keep the messages for a longer period of time to improve performance.
Senior advocate Siddharth Luthra, appearing for WhatsApp, had told court that there are government regulations in place and the application does not share users private messages, contents, photos or data with Facebook.
( Source – PTI )