WhatsApp files lawsuit against Indian Government

GG News Bureau
New Delhi, 26th May. WhatsApp the major messenger App company that members in millions in India have filed a lawsuit in Delhi against the government of India that is trying to block regulations coming into force on Wednesday that may believe would force the messaging App run by Facebook to break the privacy protection in the country.

Filing the lawsuit in Delhi High court the company said that one of the new IT rules in violation of privacy rights in the constitution as it requires social media companies to identify the first originator of the divulged information as demanded by the authorities.
The dispute had arisen after the police visited the office of the blogging site after it had posted an alleged forged document of a spokesperson of one party and others calling it manipulated media. The government also directed the companies to remove the information on the Covid-19 pandemic that has spread across India unprecedentedly.

WhatsApp says that because messages are encrypted end-to-end it would have to break encryption for receivers of messages as well as the originators to comply with the new law.
The Ministry of Electronics and IT Minister, Ravi Shankar Prasad in a statement released here stated that “none of the measures proposed by India will impact the normal functioning of WhatsApp in any manner whatsoever and for the common users, there will be no impact” The WhatsApp function normally belying the claims that it would stop working on Wednesday.
The experts believe that due to the fake news propagated through social media many Indians were shying away from getting vaccinated and solutions need to be found by engaging both parties in question.

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