38.6c New Delhi, India, Monday, December 05, 2022
Top Stories
Interviews Know The Law Book Reviews Videos
About Us Contact Us
Business

Build Traceability To Find The Origin Of Messages That Lead To Serious Crimes: Govt. Tells WhatsApp

By Editor : Shreya Bansal      Nov 01, 2018      0 Comments      738 Views
Build Traceability To Find The Origin Of Messages That Lead To Serious Crimes: Govt. Tells WhatsApp

The Central government on October 31, 2018, said that it does not want the messaging app WhatsApp to “decrypt and read” messages sent on its platform but “insists” that the Facebook-owned firm be able to trace the origin of messages that lead to serious crimes.

This was conveyed to WhatsApp vice president Chris Daniels at a meeting with Electronics and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad.

The Minister said that “when we talk of traceability, we don’t talk of decrypting the messages but we insist on location and identification of the original sender of WhatsApp messages when such messages lead to provocation of violence, heinous offences, and other serious crimes.”

To this, the WhatsApp said that it would look into the issue and get back.

The issue of tracing the origin of fake messages has been going on since very long between the government and the WhatsApp firm. Earlier, in August when the government had asked WhatsApp to find a solution to trace the origin of fake messages, the firm had said that it would not comply with the government’s demand as the move would undermine the privacy of WhatsApp users.

“Building traceability would undermine end-to-end encryption and the private nature of WhatsApp, creating potential for serious misuse,” WhatsApp had said.



Tags:
WhatsApp
Share this article:


Editor : Shreya Bansal
Editor
     



Leave a feedback about this




Related Posts
View All

TRENDING NEWS


TOP STORIES

Legal Insiders
Law college professor ends life by suicide
27 days ago

ADVERTISEMENT


Lawstreet Advertisement

Signup for Our Newsletter

Get Exclusive access to members only content by email