WhatsApp moves Delhi HC against Centre'’s recently imposed IT Rules

New Delhi, May 26 (ANI): WhatsApp on May 26 has moved to high court against the policies imposed by Centre which includes to “trace” the origin of particular message sent on the service. But on the other hand opposing to this WhatsApp said, “Requiring messaging apps to ‘trace’ chats is the equivalent of asking us to keep a fingerprint of every single message sent on whastapp, which would break end to end encryption and fundamentally undermines people‘s right to privacy.” On February 25, the Centre framed the Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules 2021, in the exercise of powers under section 87 (2) of the Information Technology Act, 2000 and in supersession of the earlier Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines) Rules 2011, which will come into effect from May 26. The new guidelines issued by the government of India mandated a grievance redressal system for over the top (OTT) and digital portals in the country.

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