US-based instant messaging software company WhatsApp Inc today informed the Supreme Court docket that it could cooperate and assist the -panel, which is finding ways to prevent sexually unpleasant videos on public sites.
Whatsapp Inc, that was made a celebration in the problem by the apex judge, advised a bench of Justices Madan B Lokur and Deepak Gupta that its users would meet up with the committee setup by the court docket to explore a complex solution to prevent such videos.
“They (Whatsapp Inc) are mailing their visitors to sit down with the committee and describe everything,” mature advocate Kapil Sibal, who symbolized the US organization, said.
Sibal also said the engineer and experts of Whatsapp Inc would show the committee all the specialized aspects, like the encryption technology.
He advised the judge that the firm’s participants will meet up with the committee within a fortnight and the counsel showing for the people fixed Apr 27 for executing a meeting.
The apex judge had on Apr 11 released notice to Whatsapp Inc seeking its response in the problem, stating the petitioner may send an in depth e-mail to them to produce a presentation, when possible through video recording conferencing, to aid the committee.
The court’s order possessed come after advocate Aparna Bhat, who’s representing the petitioner, got mentioned the problem before it wanting to make WhatsApp Inc a celebration in the event.
The court possessed on March 22 constituted the committee comprising associates from the Centre and internet majors to explore a complex solution to obstruct videos of intimate offences on cultural networking sites.
It experienced given the nominees of Yahoo India, Microsoft India, Yahoo India, Facebook and other internet intermediaries 15 days and nights to meet and think of a solution.
The Centre acquired earlier enlightened the apex judge that it could create a specialised organization to obstruct and curb showing of erotic offence videos on public networking platforms.
The court docket was experiencing a letter delivered to then Key Justice of India H L Dattu by Hyderabad-based NGO Prajwala along with two rape videos in a pen drive.
It had considered cognisance of its of the notice about posting of these videos and acquired asked the CBI to start a study with immediate result to apprehend the culprits.
The NGO’s notice experienced also mooted the thought of maintaining a countrywide love-making offenders’ register that ought to contain information on people convicted for offences like eve-teasing, stalking, molestation and other erotic assaults.
It got also advised that the Ministry of Home Affairs must have a tie-up with YouTube and WhatsApp to ensure that such unpleasant videos aren’t published and the culprits are punished. Reuters