Deleting Electronic-Mail or Messages from Social Media Services Before 90 Days Turns Illicit? Nowadays its very much trending and creating a buzz all around about preserving electronic-mail or messages for 90 days on social media services like WhatsApp, Facebook, Viber etc. So people who are in dilemma can do whatever they feel like to do because at present instant of time it is just a draft put up expert group of Deity of National Encryption Policy.
Under this policy the experts of group formed an opinion relating to Section 84A of the IT Technology Act, 2000 rules. It says that users must be able to handover communication done using an encrypted medium. Hence according to this Act it is the responsibility of the user to store the data for 9 days from date of transaction and it must be made to produce when demanded by law enforcement agencies.You can read complete details about the Section 84A ‘The IT Act’ below which states the citizens are required to store plain texts of the corresponding encrypted information for 90 days from the date of transaction…
You can read complete details about the Section 84A ‘The IT Act’ below which states the citizens are required to store plain texts of the corresponding encrypted information for 90 days from the date of transaction…
The IT Act reads as follows:
All citizens (C), including personnel of Government / Business (G/B) performing non-official / personal functions, are required to store the plain texts of the corresponding encrypted information for 90 days from the date of transaction and provide the verifiable Plain Text to Law and Enforcement Agencies as and when required as per the provision of the laws of the country”.
Trauma to OSes and Service Providers:
In addition to it the draft is traumatizing its effect on the OSes and service providers too. All of the service providers and OSes such as Microsoft, Apple, Red Hat, etc unless and until signs an agreement with government for providing such services in the country. Now the part to get cuddle-up with is that the above-formed opinion is still in draft mode. The government has invited comments from the public before its final decision.
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