Justice Navin Chawla of the Delhi High Court said that the CCI order appears to be concerned with WhatsApp users’ privacy issues, in response to the industry watchdog’s stand. CCI has maintained that it was not examining any alleged violations of individuals’ privacy, as the Supreme Court of India is investigating the matter separately.
Secondly, he argued that since the High Court and the Supreme Court are already hearing similar cases, the CCI can’t order a separate investigation on the same issue. Senior advocate Aman Lekhi appeared for CCI. He cleared in the court that the industry watchdog is looking at the competition aspect and not on the privacy violation of an individual. He said that there is no question of jurisdictional error, adding that the pleas were “incompetent and misconceived”.