A single-judge bench of Justice Navin Chawla reserved the order last week after the counsel of all sides concluded their arguments.
Appearing for one of the petitioners, Senior Advocate Harish Salve told the court that the matter is pending before the Supreme Court and this is a headline-grabbing endeavour by CCI.
Representing Facebook, Senior Advocate Mukul Rohatgi said that CCI proceedings must be kept in abeyance.
Additional Solicitor General Aman Lekhi, representing CCI in the matter, told the court that the matter is not of privacy but access to data and the Competition is going to deal with metadata.
ASG Lekhi responded that data can have a privacy or competition dimension. He also said that the issue is completely competition based as understanding consumer behaviour and preferences facilitate targeted advertising. (ANI)