WhatsApp has filed a complaint against the Government of India.
WhatsApp has reached the court against the new IT rules of the Government of India. The company has filed an application in the Delhi High Court on May 25 against this rule.
Facebook-owned messaging app WhatsApp (WhatsApp) has reached court against the new IT rules of the Government of India. In the new rules, WhatsApp and similar companies will have to keep track of the origin of the message sent to their messaging app, ie from where the message was sent first. The company has filed an application in the Delhi High Court on 25 May against this rule. According to a Reuters report, a WhatsApp spokesperson gave information in this regard, saying, ‘Telling the messaging app to keep a trace of chat in this way would be like keeping an eye on all the messages sent on WhatsApp, which is end-to-end. Will eliminate encryption and violate people’s ‘right to privacy’. (Also read- Good news! Xiaomi’s 108-megapixel budget smartphone is getting cheaper, 5020mAh battery will be available) The company has also said that, ‘In the meantime we will continue to negotiate with the Government of India to keep people safe, including responding to the legally sought legal request for any information’. There is a need to expose people, who have been accused of wrongdoing, the company says that it cannot do this in practice alone. Since the messages are encrypted end-to-end. In such a situation, WhatsApp says that following the law, encryption will be broken for the receiver as well as the ‘originator’ of the message. (Also read- Google’s special service is shutting down from June 1, know how to take backup of your photos) Reuters has not independently confirmed that WhatsApp, which has around 400 million users in India, has filed a complaint in court, or it may be reviewed by the court. Those who had knowledge of the case refused to recognize it due to the sensitivity of the case. Apart from this, a WhatsApp spokesperson declined to comment.