WhatsApp has demanded that the proposal be declared unconstitutional and prevented from coming into force
New Delhi: WhatsApp has approached the high court alleging that the guidelines in the central government’s new IT Act are unconstitutional. The new move comes yesterday, the deadline set for approving the guidelines.
WhatsApp cites the Supreme Court ruling in the 2017 case between Justice KS Puttaswamy and the Government of India. WhatsApp has made it clear that the requirement to find the source of messages is unconstitutional and against the fundamental right of people to privacy. WhatsApp has demanded that the law be declared unconstitutional and prevented from coming into force.
“Instructing apps to find the source of chats is like asking them to keep their fingerprints on every message they send. Message codes are arranged in a way that others do not understand, and if such action is taken it will be broken. Users’ right to privacy will be violated, ”WhatsApp sources said.
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“We stand with citizens and experts in opposing the intrusion of consumer privacy. At the same time, it will continue to stand with the government in practical measures to ensure the safety of the people. A WhatsApp spokesperson said: “We will work together to provide information on legal matters.
Users copy and send many messages from other websites and social media. Therefore, it is impossible to find the source. WhatsApp has made it clear that the source of messages cannot be detected in such a way as to prevent large-scale data breach, and that such things create new vulnerabilities and reduce security.
The three-month deadline given to social media to implement the new guidelines introduced by the central government ended yesterday. On February 25, the Central Government introduced the Information Technology Act. Apps like YouTube, WhatsApp and Facebook were given a three-month delay.