Facebook India Head Ankhi Das on Friday submitted to a parliamentary panel probing the WhatsApp snooping scandal the social networking platform comes with an end-to-end encryption plus it leaves any attempt to get the communication between both users”improbable from its ending”, sources said.
The standing committee on Information Technology known as the cyber security specialists to hear their perspectives on the matter of privacy and taxpayers data security.
In accordance with the notice of this interview, the panel had called non-official witnesses of this WhatsApp snooping row, such as BJP”s former citizenship secretary Govindacharya, that had been represented by his attorney in the assembly.
Agents of WhatsApp, that is possessed by Facebook, along with also the officers of Telecom and Union Home Ministry and Delhi main secretary were also called by the board, the note read.
Das, the country head of Facebook, who advised the panel it is not likely to breach their networking platform’s security from its ending symbolized whatsApp, sources said.
Officials of the Home Ministry and telecom Secretary Anshu Prakash also appeared before the board.
In a letter to the board”s members, Tharoor had previously said that”Cybersecurity is a significant issue on the agenda” and”we’re certainly going to take up this under that rubric. And we’ll be seeking clarifications in the authorities.”
Back in October, Facebook-owned WhatsApp stated Indian journalists and human rights activists were one of individuals internationally spied upon by unknown entities, utilizing a satellite railroad — Pegasus.
Meanwhile, the WhatsApp had stated that it was suing NSO Group, an Israeli defense company, that’s allegedly supporting the tech that aided unnamed entities hack phones of approximately 1,400 users.