The Delhi High Court has reportedly granted more time to the Centre to file the status report in a petition seeking direction for an injunction against the updated privacy policy by WhatsApp.

The petition in concern has claimed that WhatsApp’s new privacy policy violates an individual’s Right to Privacy guaranteed under the constitution and gives a 360-degree profile into a person’s online activity without any government oversight.

With regard to this, the Delhi HC has given the government more time to file the status report and has adjourned the matter to April 19, 2021.

The whole issue has come up in the backdrop of WhatsApp asking its users to either give their consent to sharing data with Facebook or lose their accounts after February 08, 2021. The policy was, however, put on hold till May 15, 2021, as it faced massive backlash by the users.