The case is Google's fourth major antitrust challenge in India, one of its key markets where it is currently facing public criticism from local startups for enforcing certain policies and company charges they contend hurt their growth.
The clarification from Google came after reports cited the company's submission to the Delhi High Court saying it is allowed to share customers transaction data with third parties with the prior permission of NPCI and payment service providing banks.
The miscreants had infiltrated the popular video-conferencing app Zoom and even WhatsApp to stream obscene content to unsuspecting students in at least three incidents reported from Kerala's Malappuram district.
The police, in the name of contact tracing, have been asked to collect the Call Detail Record (CDR) of all the infected. Till now, only suspected criminals had found their private space so casually plundered.