The court also ordered WhatsApp to not use any data that was collected before September 25. Well, WhatsApp has refused to comply with the court orders. “The ruling has no impact on the planned policy and terms of service updates” WhatsApp spokesperson Anne Yeh told Mashable India.
Having said that, WhatsApp did allow its users to opt out of this data sharing. Users had the option to opt out within 30 days of the policy change. However, we are already past those 30 days, and hence, the data of those users who didn’t opt out will now be shared with Facebook.
Also, India is not the only country where WhatsApp has been ordered to delete user data. The German government too has ordered Facebook to stop collecting user data through WhatsApp and delete the information it has gathered already.