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No urgency on pleas against WhatsApp privacy policy as it won't transfer data to Facebook, says High Court

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There is no urgency now in hearing pleas challenging WhatsApp's new privacy policy as the instant messaging platform has already made a statement that it would “not transfer data” to Facebook till the personal data protection bill is finalised, the Delhi High Court said on Thursday.

The US-based firm also informed the high court that for the time being it would not block the accounts of those not accepting the privacy policy.

A Bench of Chief Justice D N Patel and Justice Jyoti Singh said that in view of the firm's stand it would hear the pleas on August 27.