Update (August 19 5:11 pm): In a hearing that lasted less than 15 minutes on August 19, the division bench of the Supreme Court, constituting Justices Deepak Gupta and Aniruddha Bose, adjourned the matter till August 20 as the bench needed some time to consider the documents filed by Facebook for the transfer petition.
Seems now the case is listed tomorrow as the court didn’t receive writ petition 679/19. We will update you as and when we get to know more. 3/3
— Internet Freedom Foundation (IFF) (@internetfreedom) August 13, 2019
Rubin told MediaNama that he hadn’t been informed of this development.
I have not got any information on this.
Facebook moves SC to hear the #WhatsApptraceability case, SC to hear transfer petition on Aug 19
— Antony Clement Rubin (@AntonyRubin) August 13, 2019
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Update (August 19 5:11 pm): Headline changed to “SC to hear Facebook’s transfer petition on Aug 20, needs time to consider” from “Facebook moves SC to hear the WhatsApp traceability case, SC to hear transfer petition on Aug 19”