Sibal submitted before the court, "There is no deferment of policy." Additional Solicitor General (ASG) Chetan Sharma, representing the Centre, submitted there are concerns that the policy was in violation of the Information Technology Act, 2000 and Rules thereunder. Sharma informed the bench that the government has written to the CEO of the company, and it is waiting for a reply. The updated policy will allow WhatsApp to share some data about users' interactions with business accounts with its parent company Facebook.
WhatsApp's counsel objected to the stay and submitted that they would not make any such statement.