India’s IT Rules undermine user security, says WhatsApp CEO

2021-09-15 06:07:03

India’s revised Information Technology Guidelines that requires technology platforms to trace the origin of flagged messages “undermines security that end-to-end encryption provides
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WhatsApp CEO Will Cathcart told technology publication The Verge on Monday
, adding that the move could see more countries worldwide following suit.

“With the IT rules in India, the specific thing those rules would require is us to build some system [to comply] if someone comes to us and says “Hey, someone

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Russia opens case against WhatsApp for violating personal data law

2021-07-31 09:58:13

Russia on Friday launched administrative proceedings against Facebook‘s WhatsApp for what it said was a failure to localise data of Russian users on Russian territory, the Interfax news agency reported.

There was no immediate comment from Facebook.

A day earlier, a Russian court fined Alphabet’s Google 3 million roubles for violating personal data legislation and registered administrative proceedings against Facebook and Twitter for the same offence.

The cases are part of a wider spat between Russia and

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