WhatsApp CEO Chris Daneils to visit India
New Delhi: Whatsapp CEO Chris Davies will travel to the country to include officials at the highest level on issues such as sharing encrypted data at the end of this month.
A WhatsApp delegation, among which members are expected to be their global policy chief Christine Turner, is expected to interact with the Prime Minister’s Office and the officials of the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MEET) during the visit to Delhi. Sources said the sources said to find 24 ways to share encrypted data and online payment issues.
Whatsapp has to respond to its demand for the convenience of “traceability”, which will help in tracking the misinformation campaign left by enemies through social media platforms.
A few months back, Whatsapp was under tremendous pressure when the messaging platform was used to withstand counterfeit news, which caused crowds in some parts of the country.
The Messaging App later appointed a complaint officer to look into the offensive text and view complaints through the messenger.
But the American company has so far refused to track messages because it opposes its privacy and security policies – the issue of dispute between the government and Whatsapp.
Gulshan Roy, head of cybersecurity under the PMO, has requested Whatsapp to facilitate technical solutions for “message pair”, which will help in the cyber investigation, according to government sources involved in cybersecurity.
The government’s access to Whatsapp comes at a time when the Center has to file an affidavit in the Supreme Court, in which the petitioner’s accusations are based on the allegations that the US Messenger based app was not cooperating with Indian agencies so that they are unnecessary to Let the lid down the information on your platform.
This will be the second visit of the Danes to the country since August when he met between the electronics and information broadcasting minister Ravi Shankar Prasad in the time surrounded by counterfeit news through social media.
Whatsapp was one of the earliest birds in the foreign payment industry, which agreed on the demand to collect payment related data in the country, for which the RBI deadline ended on Monday. Official sources said that for MasterCard and Visa, all online payment companies, including offshore, have deposited their plans on data localization to the RBI.
Due to interference from the Central Government, the RBI has agreed to the industry to breathe on the data localization which is otherwise pressurizing the data to reflect.