WhatsApp news: WhatsApp sues Centre, says new media rules mean end to privacy: Report | India Business News

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NEW DELHI: WhatsApp has filed a legal complaint in Delhi against the government seeking to block regulations coming into force on Wednesday that experts say would compel the California-based Facebook unit to break privacy protections, sources said.
The lawsuit, described to Reuters by people familiar with it, asks the Delhi high court to declare that one of the new rules is a violation of privacy rights in India’s constitution since it requires social media companies to identify the “first originator of information” when authorities demand it.
While the law requires WhatsApp to unmask only people credibly accused of wrongdoing, the company says it cannot do that alone in practice. Because messages are end-to-end encrypted, to comply with the law WhatsApp says it would have break encryption for receivers, as well as “originators”, of messages.

Reuters could not independently confirm…

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