On 23rd September 2016, a Divisional bench of the Delhi High Court rejected the petition. The Court, however, directed WhatsApp to delete the data, until 25th September 2016, of users who choose to delete the application as well as users who choose to retain the application on the mobile phones. However, information shared via WhatsApp messenger after 25th September was allowed to be shared under the new policy. It held that it is always open to the existing users of WhatsApp who do not want to share their information to delete their accounts.
Thereafter, the petitioners filed a SLP at the Supreme Court against the Delhi High Court judgment.
A Constitution Bench will decide the case.