WhatsApp Sues Indian Government, New Media Rules Mean End To Privacy
WhatsApp has reached the Delhi High Court against the Government of India. WhatsApp has said that the Indian government should stop its new policy to be implemented on Wednesday because it is ending privacy. WhatsApp has appealed to the Delhi High Court that the Indian government’s new guidelines regarding social media violate the privacy rights of users according to the constitution of India because according to the new guidelines social media companies have to identify the users who have, First of all, posted or shared a message.
WhatsApp has clearly stated that if anything goes wrong, it will take action on that user according to its rules after the complaint of the government. The WhatsApp platform is encrypted end-to-end, so WhatsApp must break this encryption to comply with the law. In such a situation, the privacy of WhatsApp users will be in danger. WhatsApp has around 55 crore users in India.
WhatsApp moves Delhi High Court, challenging Central Government’s recent IT rules that would require messaging services to trace the origin of particular messages sent on the service. pic.twitter.com/lJWw2btLn4
— ANI (@ANI) May 26, 2021
The Supreme Court had said in February that it was inadequate on the rules framed on social media and OTT platforms. The court said in a statement that the new rules for OTT and social media are currently like a lion with no teeth and nails as there is no provision of any penalty or fine. Solicitor General Tushar Mehta agreed with the court’s comment on the new rule and said that the new rules were intended to give the OTT platform a chance to self-control, but the argument is correct that no provision of the rule without penalty and penalty Not mean and it is toothless.
Let us know that in February this year, the government had issued a new guideline for social media and OTT platforms, which gave these companies 90 days to implement, whose deadline is ending today i.e. May 26. It has been clearly written in the new social media guidelines of the government that social media companies in the country have a business exemption, but it is necessary to stop the misuse of this platform.