Calling apps like WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger and Skype will now have to be licensed, DoT has made a plan ..!

DoT is trying to regulate social media apps like WhatsApp, Messenger. The Indian government also wants to license calling apps like telecom companies like Airtel and Vodafone. Let us give you complete information of this report.


DoT, the Indian Department of Telecommunications, is considering regulating calling apps like WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger and Skype for national security. The DoT has sought an opinion from the Ministry of Home Affairs on the matter before starting work on the licensing regime. Also read – full story of WhatsApp Privacy Policy dispute, know the full events from January to June

According to an Economic Times report, a senior telecom ministry official said that a license is required for companies with calling apps to store data from Indian users in India as telecom companies do. Also Read – A tremendous feature in WhatsApp, now you can hear voice messages in three times the speed

License will be made for social media apps

Nowadays there is a lot of controversy between the government and international social media platforms about the new guidelines. For this reason. The Telecom Ministry of India has sought the opinion of the Ministry of Home Affairs to get the license for calling apps and regulate the same. Also Read – PM Berojgari Bhatta Yojana 2021: Message going viral on WhatsApp, government giving Rs 3500 to unemployed?

Explain that the Government of India had issued a guideline for all social media and OTT platforms. In which it was written that foreign social media companies are allowed to do business in India. But the misuse of the platform will have to be stopped. The Government of India had given 90 days to accept this new policy. Which was coming to an end on 26 May.

WhatsApp appealed to the High Court

WhatsApp has now filed a petition in the Delhi High Court against the new guidelines of the Government of India. It has appealed to the court that the new guidelines of the Government of India violate the privacy of users. Because for that WhatsApp will have to tell the user within 72 hours of the identity of the user. Who first sent that message.

The company has told the court that WhatsApp messages are end-to-end encrypted, due to which users have trust in them. If they follow the Indian government. They will have to break the end-to-end encryption, which will cause them to lose the trust of the users. WhatsApp has told the court that if a user misuses. So he will act on that user as per the instructions of the government. The Government of India is also having a similar dispute with Twitter. Now it has to be see that what the court gives the verdict in this case and whether the government regulates calling apps

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