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Facebook moves SC to transfer WhatsApp case

August 13, 2019 12:31

The Supreme Court will hear on August 19 Facebook's petition to transfer the case filed in Madras high court for enforcing traceability on WhatsApp, reports Medianama.

A Supreme Court bench of Justice Deepak Gupta and Justice B R Gavai made the announcement on Tuesday morning, reports the website.   

Antony Clement Rubin and Janani Krishnamurthy had filed a PIL in the Madras high court in 2018 which led to traceability being enforced on WhatsApp, reports Medianama.   

The petitioners had prayed for 'the linking of Aadhaar or any one of the Government authorized identity proof as mandatory for the purpose of authentication while obtaining any email or user account', but the high court expanded the scope of their PIL and sought technical submissions on the possibility of traceability from IIT Madras computer science professor Dr V Kamakoti, and a response from WhatsApp.    

You can read the original Medianama report here.

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