Facebook sues Indian government to protect WhatsApp encryption

Facebook has been at the center of a few privacy scandals this year, with the controversial WhatsApp privacy policy update being one of the most notorious. Facebook wants to collect more WhatsApp user data related to in-app commerce features and has had to defend the new terms of service for most of the year after millions of people downloaded rival chat apps in response to the changes. Since January, Facebook has been doing everything it can to ensure that users understand WhatsApp will not eliminate the end-to-end encryption that protects all of the messages and calls exchanged on the platform.

While Facebook is ready to bend privacy policies to meet its financial needs, it appears it’s also prepared to sue the government to protect user privacy. Facebook’s WhatsApp sued the Indian government over new privacy laws in the country that the social network claims would force it to break the same encryption feature that Facebook has been promoting all year.

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Facebook sues Indian government to protect WhatsApp encryption originally appeared on BGR.com on Wed, 26 May 2021 at 20:04:29 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

Source: https://bgr.com/tech/whatsapp-encryption-facebook-sues-indian-government-user-privacy-traceability-5927765/

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