It appears that there is no end in sight to WhatsApp’s woes in India. The Reserve Bank of India, in its submission to the Supreme Court, said that it has directed National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) to not allow full-scale launch of WhatsApp Pay on the Unified Payments Interface (UPI) as the platform does not comply with data localisation norms, the Economic Times reported. This submission was made in a case that had been filed by Centre for Accountability and Systemic Change (CASC), to which RBI was made a party. CASC has alleged that WhatsApp launched its payment services in India without fully complying with RBI’s directives on data localisaiton, and without appointing a local grievance officer in India. WhatsApp Pay has been running in beta mode since February 2018, with the number of users capped at one million.…
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