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TMC MP Mahua Moitra wants to be impleaded in the WhatsApp traceability case

Mahua Moitra
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Citing concerns about the citizens’ right to privacy, Lok Sabha MP Mahua Moitra has filed an impleadment application in the Madras High Court to make her submissions against the abrogation of an individual’s right to privacy. In the absence of any law regarding data protection, she has called any analysis of steps to be taken for decryption or linkage of government identification with online accounts “premature”. MediaNama has reached out to Moitra for comment. As of now, IFF is the only intervener in the case. A Chennai-based communications platform, KPost, has filed an impleadment application which hasn’t been heard in the court so far. The next hearing is tomorrow. Problems with linking govt IDs to social media accounts In her filing to the court, Moitra highlighted the following problems with linking social media accounts to Aadhaar/government identification, or compulsory decryption…

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