WhatsApp sues Indian govt, says new media rules mean an end to privacy.

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In Delhi, Whatsapp has filed a legal complaint against the government of India for seeking to block the regulations which are coming into force on Wednesday, about which the expert said would compel the California-based Facebook unit for breaking the privacy protection, according to the sources.

The lawsuit has been described to Reuters by the people who are familiar with it, which asks the High court of Delhi to declare that the new rules are violating the public rights in the constitution of India, which requires social media companies to identify the “first originator of information” when the authorities demand it.

The law requires Whatsapp to unmask only the people who are accused of doing wrong. To which the company replies that they cannot do that alone in practice. As the messages are end-to-end encrypted, for compiling the law, whatsapp has said that it would have to break the encryption for the receivers as well as for the originators of the messages.

 

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