Salve further told the court that if the new law is passed by the Parliament and does not permit such a policy, WhatsApp would either shut business in India or would not implement it. "If Parliament allows me to have a separate policy for India, I will have it. If it does not allow me...I will then have to take a call," he said.
Separately, in May, WhatsApp had filed a suit in the Delhi High Court against the Indian government's new IT rules. It said the government's demand to identify the "first originator of information" would break its encryption system, thus violating the users' constitutional right to privacy.