“The commitment is that I will not do anything till parliamentary law comes,” Senior Advocate Harish Salve, representing WhatsApp, told the court.
Senior Advocate Harish Salve said, "We voluntarily agreed to put it (the policy) on hold... we will not compel people to accept."
Last month the centre told the Delhi High Court that WhatsApp was trying to "force" users in to accepting the new policy before the Personal Data Protection Bill becomes the law.
It was doing so by bombarding users with daily notifications to obtain consent, the centre said.
The new policy had to come into effect in early February, but the company delayed rollout, initially to mid-May, after concerns from the public and experts prompted the government to step in. The company also faced backlash from users in other countries.
In May the company told the government that privacy of its users was the highest priority.
WIth PTI inputs