Salve said that WhatsApp has also replied to the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology's notice, saying the social media giant "will not limit functionality for some time and continue to show users the updated".
During the hearing, Salve further said that CCI's inquiry was moot, adding that it cannot say anything if the Parliament allows him to share the data.
"The commitment is that I will not do anything till Parliamentary law comes. If Parliament allows me to have a separate policy for India, I will have it. If it doesn't, I will take a call," Bar and Bench quoted Salve as saying.
"We would only urge the DG, CCI to bear in mind that investigation against the appellant is under judicial consideration before a Division Bench of this court," the court had said.
Senior Advocate Harish Salve and Former Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi appeared for the petitioners and had told the court that CCI proceedings must be kept in abeyance as the matter is pending before Supreme Court and High Court.
Additional Solicitor General (ASG) Aman Lekhi, who represented CCI in the matter, had earlier told the court that the matter is not of privacy but access to data and the Competition is going to deal with metadata.
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