In its application to the Delhi Supreme Court, the company, which is part of the US social media company Facebook, argued that the regulation requiring third parties to make messages accessible by third parties so that they can be examined by judicial authorities when requested would violate the privacy of users.
Noting that the end-to-end encryption method used by Whatsapp in message transmission will have to be abandoned with the regulation, the company emphasized that this would endanger the protection of personal data and information security.
Whatsapp said in a statement on the subject, “Civil society representatives and technical experts around the world warn that what makes private messages ‘accessible’ will break end-to-end encryption and this will lead to serious abuse. . ” gave his statements.
With the internet regulation issued in February, the New Delhi administration imposed an obligation to remove criminal posts to social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter, to share user traffic and information against malicious information dissemination attempts, and to make all posts accessible to third parties in order to allow judicial follow-up.
The 90-day temporary exemption period, which has been announced since the entry into force of the legal regulation, expires as of today.
According to data from market research firm eMarketer, Whatsapp has over 390 million active users in India.