The apex court cleared the decks for the regulator to further probe and reach finality in the case it initiated in March 2021 against WhatsApp for alleged abuse of dominance. The regulator viewed the data-sharing policy as exploitative and having the risk of an exclusionary effect.
The SC’s interim order came on an appeal by WhatsApp and Meta which challenged a Delhi High Court decision that went against the messaging platform. The appeal sought a stay on the CCI probe.
First Published: Oct 14 2022 | 8:12 PM IST