Whatsapp vs Government of India case
Today WhatsApp has become a very big medium of our communication all over the world. Whether we want to chat with someone or send photos, videos or any documents. All this has become quite simple through Whatsapp. Today more than 500 million people use WhatsApp in India. This means that WhatsApp has the data of crores of people, which it can sell to any third-party at good prices if it wants.
The demand of the Government of India from Whastapp?
In the last few years, the trend of fake messages or messages that defame the government has been seen in India. Due to these fake messages, many people do something wrong in the chaos. Apart from this, fake messages are also used by the Leftist or Anti-Government people of India to spread anarchy in the country. Like recently some people broke the mobile towers of Jio in Haryana thinking that because someone had spread false news on WhatsApp that corona is happening from 5G. For which the Government of India also started making bills for new IT laws. However, the purpose of the government is to prevent fake news here. In which the identity of the fake news will be known from where it is originating. Due to this, Wahstapp had filed a petition in Delhi High Court on 25 May. And it also had reminded the Supreme Court’s decision, taking cognizance of the right to privacy in this petition.
WhatsApp also claimed the demand for Traceability by the central Government and mentioned it as Human Right Violation.
End-To-End Encryption and What is Business Whatsapp:
According to Whatsapp’s policy, if a person chats with another person, then no third person other than those two people can see their chats. Even, Whstapp can’t see their chats. This is called End-to-ENd encryption. But in the case of Business Whstapp can store every small detail of users’ data including his chats and messages and numbers. Even Whstapp can access the business Bank account Number, IFSC code, and even its password. Here Whstapp clearly stated that it can use users’ data for business purposes. But, it did not mention that in kind of business purpose, WhatsApp can use this data.
Apart from this, this information of the user can be the biggest trigger for advertising companies to promote their Product. Whatsapp even uses Artificial Intelligence technology this time, because whenever user talks about any product on its platform. Then they forced to see that products from different Online websites.
Kind of Information Whstapp share with its Facebook Company?
Today, Whatsapp shares users’ information such as Hardware model, Operating system information, Battery level, signal strength. Along with, it shares App version, Browser information, mobile network, Connection information (including phone number), Mobile operator or ISP, Language and Time zone, IP address, Device operators information and Identification.
This is the common data, WhatsApp shares with its Third-Party companies Facebook and more. Also, its other companies like Instagram and Facebook Messenger are not secured and end-to-end encrypted.