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Supreme Court dismisses petition seeking ban on Whatsapp

In Nation, Technology Updates
June 30, 2016


New Delhi: The Supreme Court rejected a public Interest litigation case filed by a a man seeking ban on Whatsapp.
The petitioner Sudhir Yadav argued that that terrorists and criminals could easily communicate on WhatsApp and even super computers could not decrypt them.

WhatsApp had added end-to-end encryption in April 2016. No one except the sender and receiver would be able to access the content of the message.

The petitioner also wanted a ban on other messaging platforms like Hike, Viber, Signal, Telegram and Secure chat.

However, the court allowed the petitioner to approach Telecom Disputes Settlement and Appellate Tribunal (TDSAT) with his petition.