Senior Advocate Harish Salve, appearing for WhatsApp said, "We voluntarily agreed to put it (the policy) on hold... We will not compel people to accept."
Senior Advocate Mukul Rohatgi, appearing for Facebook, also called into question the jurisdiction of competition regulator CCI to probe the matter.
The court observed that though the instant messaging app is not implementing the new policy, it continues to exist.
"It is with you and any day it can come," the bench noted.
After the detailed hearing, the Court eventually adjourned the matter till July 30.