Govt exempts WhatsApp, Facebook, payment gateways from encryption policy after backlash

Govt exempts WhatsApp, Facebook, payment gateways from encryption policy after backlash

After a huge outcry over the union government’s new draft encryption policy making it mandatory to store data in plain text (unencrypted) format for 90 days, the government has now confirmed some exemptions.

A new proposed addendum to the draft encryption policy clarifies that ‘encryption products’ that have been exempted from the policy include social media sites like WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, payment gateways, e-commerce and password based transactions and more.

 

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After backlash, govt exempts WhatsApp, Facebook, payment gateways from encryption policy – Tech2.