The Delhi High Court on Thursday asked the Competition Commission of India to file an appeal against Facebook and WhatsApp’s appeal against the single judge’s order, dismissing his pleas against an inquiry by CCI into the new privacy policy of the instant messaging service app gave.

A notice was issued to the CCI by a bench of Chief Justice DN Patel and Justice Jasmeet Singh which ordered an inquiry and sought its response by May 21, the next date of hearing.

On April 22, the single judge said that it would be “prudent” for the CCI to wait for the outcome of the petitions in the Supreme Court and the Delhi High Court. Whatsapp The new privacy policy, not doing so would not “distort” or “desire for jurisdiction” the order of the regulator.

The court said that it had not seen any merit in the petitions Facebook And to put an end to the investigation directed by WhatsApp CCI.

The CCI had argued before the single judge that it was not investigating alleged violations of the privacy of individuals which were being looked into by the Supreme Court.

It was argued before the court that WhatsApp’s new privacy policy would require excessive data collection and “stalking” of consumers for targeted advertising to bring in more users and is therefore an alleged misuse of the dominant position.

“There is no question of jurisdiction error,” adding that the arguments challenging the decisions of WhatsApp and Facebook were “incompetent and erroneous”.

WhatsApp and Facebook challenged CCI’s March 24 order directing an inquiry into the new privacy policy.

The CCI had also told the court that it could be determined only after the investigation whether data collection and sharing with Facebook by WhatsApp would lead to an anti-competitive practice or abuse of effective status.

It also hypothesized that the data collected, including an individual’s location, the type of device used, their Internet service provider and who they are interacting with, would create a customer profile and preference Which way will monetize targeted advertising and all this to “chase”.

Two social media platforms had claimed that the CCI should not have “jumped the gun” and intervened in the issue when the apex court and the Delhi High Court were looking at the privacy policy.

He had also said that the CCI ruling was an abuse of the Commission’s self-motivation jurisdiction.

He had claimed that the CCI in the instant case had “gone too far” from the aspect of the competition and was looking into privacy issues that were already being looked into by the apex court and the Delhi High Court.

In January, CCI decided to look into WhatsApp’s new privacy policy based on news reports about itself.