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Modi government steps back on data encryption policy on social media

Today:- After the controversial data encryption policy was slapped on social media, the public became outrageous and discarded the decision.
The government was planning to snoop on every message sent through WhatsApp, email, Facebook, etc.
The government immediately came into action after surmounting pressure from the public and I&B minister Ravi Shankar Prasad had to address a press conference in Delhi. He said “An expert committee, after elaborate study, had recommended the need for an encryption policy on social media.”
However, I want to make it clear that the Draft Encryption Policy released yesterday is only a draft, and not the view of the Government.
In view of the concerns raised, I have written to the GoI, DEIT to withdraw the draft, and reword it appropriately”.
He further said “Our government fully supports the freedom of social media. We are proud of the steps taken by our government led by PM Narendra Modi ji to promote it. Our government fully supports social media and we respect the right of expression and articulation,”.
The government provoked anger the government was interfering with the privacy of the users.
By: Abhilash Srivastava

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