Accusing WhatsApp of committing perjury during the hearings of the Facebook transfer petition, RSS ideologue K.N. Govindacharya has filed a PIL (available below) against Facebook, WhatsApp, MEITY and Union of India on the Pegasus-NSO Group snooping row. He had filed a since rejected impleadment application in the Facebook transfer petition in the Supreme Court. "WhatsApp and other foreign companies have the least respect for Indian legal and judicial system," Virag Gupta, Govindacharya's counsel told MediaNama. What does Govindacharya ask for? Perjury proceedings against WhatsApp for misleading the SC during the transfer petition “by claiming that users[‘] data is fully encrypted and no one including WhatsApp has the key” National Investigation Agency investigation and FIR against Facebook, WhatsApp and NSO Group under the Information technology Act, 2000, and Indian Penal Code, 1860. As an interim prayer, given that the two above will take time to materialise, he wants: Government to stop any surveillance through Pegasus or other similar applications Government to notify Information Technology [Intermediaries Guidelines (Amendment) Rules] 2018 Also, as per his letter to Ravi Shankar Prasad, the minister of electronics and information technology, cited in the petition, he wants “government accounts on private communication networks … removed to protect national security”. What does the petition say? WhatsApp committed perjury in the Supreme Court during the Facebook transfer petition hearings: Since WhatsApp “falsely claimed a protected system” and “failed to disclose about the NSO Hack” to the SC, WhatsApp committed perjury. The petition recalls the analogy of a locked room…
- Phonepe’s Indus Appstore will come preinstalled on Nokia and Lava smartphones; company in talks with more manufacturers September 26, 2023
- Moody’s Review Of Aadhaar Project Irks The Government, But Are Aadhaar-Related Concerns Unfounded? September 26, 2023
- OpenAI introduces its image command feature, says it will refuse requests for some prompts containing human images September 26, 2023
- RBI does not have any statistics on the usage of the digital rupee: RTI September 26, 2023
- Spotify and Open AI collaborate to create Voice Translation for podcasts: All you need to know September 26, 2023
MediaNama’s mission is to help build a digital ecosystem which is open, fair, global and competitive.
Factors like Indus not charging developers any commission for in-app payments and antitrust orders issued by India's competition regulator against Google could contribute to...
Is open-sourcing of AI, and the use cases that come with it, a good starting point to discuss the responsibility and liability of AI?...
RBI Deputy Governor Rabi Shankar called for self-regulation in the fintech sector, but here's why we disagree with his stance.
Straw man fallacy: IT Ministers’ defence of government exemptions in data protection law misses the point
Both the IT Minister and the IT Minister of State have chosen to avoid the actual concerns raised, and have instead defended against lesser...
The Central Board of Film Certification found power outside the Cinematograph Act and came to be known as the Censor Board. Are OTT self-regulating...
Please subscribe to MediaNama. Don't share prints and PDFs.
You May Also Like
Google has released a Google Travel Trends Report which states that branded budget hotel search queries grew 179% year over year (YOY) in India, in...
135 job openings in over 60 companies are listed at our free Digital and Mobile Job Board: If you’re looking for a job, or...
Twitter takes down tweets from MP, MLA, editor criticising handling of pandemic upon government request
By Aroon Deep and Aditya Chunduru You’re reading it here first: Twitter has complied with government requests to censor 52 tweets that mostly criticised...