Messaging application, whatsapp has filed a lawsuit against the government of India seeking to defend its’ users privacy from letting messages become traceable to external parties.
This lawsuit was filed today, 26th of May, 2021 in a Delhi high court arguing that these new government laws are infringing on the privacy rights of individuals thereby making it unconstitutional.
Whatsapp uses an end-to-end encryption which makes it impossible for anyone else other than the sender and receiver to have access to their messages.
This is an offset of new laws regulating tech companies announced in February making them more accountable for the content shared on their platforms to the government of India and there was a 90-day complaince period given to the companies which ended today.
“Civil society and technical experts around the world have consistently argued that a requirement to ‘trace’ private messages would break end-to-end encryption and lead to real abuse,” WhatsApp said in a statement.