WhatsApp goes to court against
India's IT rules 'undermining
WhatsApp goes to court against India's IT rules 'undermining privacy' on Business Standard. Requiring
messaging apps to trace chats is asking us to keep a fingerprint of every single message: Company.
Current Affairs WhatsApp on Tuesday filed a legal challenge against
the Indian government, protesting before the Delhi High Court new IT
rules that would require messaging services to trace the origin of
“Requiring messaging apps to “trace” chats is the equivalent of asking
us to keep a fingerprint of every single message sent on WhatsApp,
which would break end-to-end encryption and fundamentally
undermines people’s right to privacy," said a WhatsApp spokesperson.
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"We have consistently joined civil society and experts around the world
in opposing requirements that would violate the privacy of our users.
In the meantime, we will also continue to engage with the Government
of India on practical solutions aimed at keeping people safe, including
responding to valid legal requests for the information available to us,”
said the spokesperson...Read more.
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