The antitrust order came as WhatsApp is expanding its digital payment services to millions of users in India.
By Reuters | Updated: 25 March 2021 10:08 IST
WhatsApp responded it would engage with commission, noting company's commitment to protecting encryption
Antitrust order came as WhatsApp is expanding digital payment services
Competition Commission of India said WhatsApp violated competition laws
It ordered its investigation unit to launch a probe
The update announced in January, which will take effect in May, allows WhatsApp to share some user data with Facebook and its units, prompting a global backlash including in India, its biggest market with more than 500 million users.
The 21-page antitrust order came as WhatsApp is expanding its digital payment services to millions of Indians.