On Monday India's Supreme Court warned WhatsApp and Facebook that the public is becoming increasingly concerned about their privacy following a change in policy.
"People have grave apprehensions about the loss of privacy. You may be a $2-3 trillion company but people value their privacy more than your money, we have to protect people's privacy," the court said.
The case will be heard by the court in four weeks, which has also sought the government's response to the matter.
Meanwhile, WhatsApp has delayed its latest policy update by three months.