WhatsApp Could Soon Be Banned In India: Report

WhatsApp could soon be banned in India

encryption system recently activated WhatsApp could simply make it illegal in the country.

WhatsApp Could Soon Be Banned In India: Report
    WhatsApp recently enabled end to end encryption for online chat application that could face problems    with safety standards here in India.

WhatsApp may have accidentally entered troubled waters here in India by enabling its end to end encryption for all. The new security feature WhatsApp not what is required by the telecommunications standards and WhatsApp India could face a suspension, if the rules are not met. But not yet.

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After Apple's problems with the FBI about unlocking an iPhone to retrieve splat encrypted data across the Internet, technology giants like Apple and Google backed Apple's decision to refrain from helping the FBI to unlock the device. The main reason Apple did not help the FBI to privacy and data security standards user. But the FBI managed to crack open the phone without any help from Apple, which is not a big question whether user data is even more secure and private.

In India, companies have to follow the rules of the country and there to certain types of encryption, which WhatsApp not currently used. WhatsApp encryption end to end in its chat service means that WhatsApp or any other person not be able to crack open its contents. Only the sender and receiver are able to read the encrypted data. WhatsApp uses a 256-bit key for encryption of all chat messages that only the sender and the recipient is known.

Why is it not possible that WhatsApp to help decipher messages from users? "No one can see inside that message. No cybercriminals. No computer pirates. No oppressive regimes. Even we" WhatsApp founders Jan Koum and Brian Acton wrote in his blog.

WhatsApp Could Soon Be Banned In India: Report

However, as to the rules of India, online services are only allowed to use a 40-bit encryption. If they have to use the highest encryption standards, they have to ask permission from the government, and how WhatsApp is setup seems a little too hard to get it. In order to obtain the necessary permits and the green flags of the Government of India, WhatsApp has to present the keys, which unfortunately, they also do not really have.

Therefore, indirectly, to all who are currently using the updated in India are using it illegally, according to the report WhatsApp application.

A report in The Independent that the Indian government has not yet decided whether to take any action on the issue and deal with WhatsApp to reach a conclusion.

However, according to the encryption standards of India, the OTT services like WhatsApp, do not require high levels of encryption, as do telecom operators. providers of telecommunications services and Internet service providers in India require a license from the Department of Transportation to provide encrypted services in India. These include Internet telephony and chat services and use up to 40-bit encrypted, only after depositing the decryption keys to the telecommunications authorities. telecommunications operations from WhatsApp, Skype, Viber and such services are based OTT-and not (over-the-top), which are not regulated in the country because they do not fall under the requirement encryption laws.

The TRAI had issued a consultation document OTT again in 2015, but not yet issued any regulations on the subject. In the absence of such regulations, OTT services such encodings are now free to operate legally in the country. However, things  of illegal activity by terrorist groups and alike in this type of OTT services.

In other countries, such as France, Skype was made to register with a provider of telecommunications services in order to operate with encryption standards that stays in place. Similarly, many other countries, including China, Germany and some others, have also regulatory systems in place. OTT services are well covered in overseas countries.

Mentioned Firstpost Asheeta Regidi, to specialist in Indian cyber law, Which states, "WhatsApp, being an intermediary, is expected to Comply with instructions to intercept, monitor and decode the information issued under Section 69 of the Law on Information Technology, 2000. Fulfilling Such a direction will now be impossible for WhatsApp in view of Its encryption end to end. Even before the introduction of esta, since WhatsApp is not a company based in India, Which May Have Been Able to refuse to Comply with Such directions. in fact , compliance by them With regard to data requests from the government of India has-been Reported to be very low '.

The Independent also reported that countries like India are currently looking to adopt new policies on new encryption standards. However, it is currently unclear whether these new policies will bring new requirements WhatsApp.

The big question is now, will allow India WhatsApp to continue in India or will impose a new regulation that will OTT encrypted services like WhatsApp, Skype, Viber and others in the gray area?

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