If some of the rules proposed by the government to the social media companies operating in India are implemented, then this will threaten the existence of WhatsApp in India. A top executive of the company gave this information on Wednesday.
There are 20 million monthly users of Whatsapp in India and this is the world’s largest market for the company. The company has a total of 1.5 billion users worldwide. Whatsapp Communications Chief Karl Wooge said, “One of the most important of the proposed rules is to trace the messages, that is to emphasize the detection of its source.”
Facebook’s proprietary Whatsapp offers end-to-end encryption by default, which means that only the sender and recipient can read the message and even if the Whatsapp also wants to read the message you send it Could. Karl Wooge says that without this feature, Whatsapp will become a brand new product.
Karl Wooge has served in America as a spokesman for Barack Obama’s presidential tenure. He said, “The proposed changes which are going to be implemented, are not in line with strong privacy security, which people want from all over the world.”
He said, “We provide end-to-end encryption, but under the new rules, we will need to re-fabricate our product.” He further said that in such a situation the messaging service will not exist in its present form.
While rejecting the possibility of exiting the Indian market after the introduction of new rules, Karl Wooge said, “There will be no help from estimating what will happen next. There is already a process for discussion on this issue in India. ‘
End-to-end encryption features make it difficult for law enforcement agencies to reach rumors. But for social media platforms, the information and broadcasting ministry will have to follow a proper procedure to stop them from misusing their services and spreading violence.