Facebook’s WhatsApp sues Indian federal government


The Facebook-owned instant messaging application WhatsApp sued the Indian federal government on Wednesday to challenge newly passed regulations by New Delhi that would allow Indian security officials the right to trace people’s private messages, according to Breitbart.

New Delhi’s new traceability requirement for Whatsapp went into effect on May 26. It is part of sweeping Information Technology (IT) reforms announced by the Indian federal government in February.

New Delhi announced the new IT regulations on February 25, saying it would provide the affected tech firms three months to prepare for the new rules before they went into effect on May 26.

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