Delhi High Court issues notice in WhatsApp, Facebook challenge to requirement under IT Rules 2021 to trace first originator

The plea submitted that the provision goes against the concept of end-to-end encryption as it would force private companies to collect and store “who-said-what and who-shared-what” data.
Whatsapp, Facebook, Delhi High Court
Whatsapp, Facebook, Delhi High Court

The Delhi High Court today issued notice in petitions filed by WhatsApp Inc and its parent company Facebook challenging the Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021 to the extent that it requires intermediaries to make provisions for identification of the first originator of the information (WhatsApp LLC v Union of India).

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