Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said on WhatsApp’s argument that on some serious occasions the right to privacy can be denied.
New Delhi. Facebook-owned messaging app WhatsApp has reached the court against the new IT rules of the Government of India. In the new rules, WhatsApp will have to keep the origin address of the message sent on its messaging app. Against this rule, the company has filed an application in the Delhi High Court on May 25, saying that it will violate the privacy of users. On this, the central government said that we respect the right to privacy, but in serious cases, WhatsApp will have to give information.
Center said, no intention to violate privacy
Government of India respects the Right of Privacy and has no intention to violate it when WhatsApp is required to disclose the origin of a particular message: Ministry of Electronics and IT pic.twitter.com/9CW8IFr7j3
— ANI (@ANI) May 26, 2021
In which cases WhatsApp has to tell the source of the message
The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology has tweeted that WhatsApp will have to provide the origin address of a message only when it is needed for prevention, investigation or punishment of serious cases like crimes against women. The ministry said in simple words that any kind of operation in India will run only under the law here. WhatsApp’s refusal to implement the guidelines is a violation of standards. Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad says that right to privacy can be denied on certain occasions. According to the new rule, if any objectionable material is posted, then the social media platform will have to tell its source. This will not happen in every case. This has to be done only in case of threat to the security of the country, law and order and crimes against women.