The top court said that people have grave apprehensions that they will lose their privacy, and it is our duty to protect them.
A bench headed by Chief Justice S A Bobde issued notice to the government and the Facebook-owned app on an interim application filed by Karmanya Singh Sareen in a pending petition of 2017.
The apex court said people value their privacy more than the value of the company which might be in trillions.
It said Europe has a special law on privacy and it will also follow if India has a similar statute.
In its reply, the apex court said, “People value their privacy more than the value of company which might be in trillions” and added, “People have grave apprehension that they will lose their privacy, and it is our duty to protect them”.