The affidavit was filed in a pending case before the Constitution bench where its 2016 user policy was challenged by two college students – Karmanya Singh Sareen and Shreya Sethi.
The said decision then came to be challenged before Supreme Court since the High Court granted only partial relief.
The Supreme Court, in April 2017, referred the matter to a Constitution Bench.
Later when the Constitution Bench took up the case, it was kept pending after the Court was informed that Justice BN Srikrishna led committee was preparing a Data Protection Bill.
Subsequently, WhatsApp updated its user policy on January 4, 2021, in view of which it filed this fresh affidavit before the Supreme Court on January 5, 2021.