Tech Desk, Amar Ujala, New Delhi
Published by: Pradeep Pandey
Updated Wed, 26 May 2021 09:54 AM IST
The WhatsApp platform is encrypted end-to-end, so WhatsApp must break this encryption to comply with the law. In such a situation, the privacy of WhatsApp users will be in danger.
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WhatsApp has appealed to the Delhi High Court that several new guidelines regarding social media are a violation of the privacy rights of users according to the Constitution of India, as according to the new guidelines, social media companies have to identify the users who have the most Have posted or shared a message before.
WhatsApp has clearly stated that if anything goes wrong, it will take action on that user according to its rules after the complaint of the government. The WhatsApp platform is encrypted end-to-end, so WhatsApp must break this encryption to comply with the law. In such a situation, the privacy of WhatsApp users will be in danger.
Reuters has also said that it does not confirm the lawsuit. He has given this report to sources. Facebook has also not given any official statement regarding this lawsuit yet. WhatsApp has around 55 crore users in India.
The Supreme Court had said in February that it was inadequate on social media and the OTT platform formulated rule. The court said in a statement that the new rules for OTT and social media are currently like a lion with no teeth and nails, as there is no provision of any penalty or fine. Solicitor General Tushar Mehta agreed with the court’s comment on the new rule and said that the new rules were intended to give the OTT platform a chance to self-control, but the argument is correct that no provision of the rule without penalty and penalty Not mean and it is toothless.
Let us know that in February this year, the government had issued a new guideline for social media and OTT platforms, which gave these companies 90 days to implement, whose deadline is ending today i.e. May 26. It has been clearly written in the new social media guidelines of the government that social media companies in the country have business exemption, but it is necessary to stop the misuse of this platform.
According to the new social media guidelines of the central government, objectionable content will have to be removed from the social platform within 24 hours of the complaint. According to the new guidelines, objectionable content has to be removed within the deadline. The responsible officer (Nodal Officer, Resident Greaves Officer) has to be appointed in the country. In any case, the responsible authorities will have to settle complaints received against the OTT content within 15 days. Also, social media platforms have to issue their reports every month.