According to the recent changes Facebook would be sharing WhatsApp’s data and allow targeted advertisements along with direct messages from businesses, including appointment reminders, delivery and shipping notifications and marketing pitches.
There is a lot on stake for Facebook .Inc considering the fact that India has close to 150 million users and has 70 million WhatsApp users. One of the largest outside of United states of America.
A two judge bench heard the matter and has issued notice to WhatApp and Facebook, the Indian Government and the Telecommunication regulators. WhatsApp has denied sharing any other information with Facebook except user names and numbers. The company also contended that the use of this app is voluntary.