Facebook, Twitter and other social media platforms are now a part of daily lives and hence under the Indian constitution falls under public utility service. It is important know if these platforms in anyway harm one's privacy preferences.
Harish Salve, senior advocate alleged that these social networking sites are an infringement of Articles 19 (Freedom of Speech and Expression) and 21 (Right to Life) of the Constitution. Right to Life includes the Right to Privacy.
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In another PIL, a petitioner sought ban on WhatsApp and other such apps citing security concerns. According to the petitioner, the petition not only concerns WhatsApp but bundles every messaging platform i.e. Hike, Viber, Secure chat and so on. These services can be used by terrorists and criminals to communicate on WhatsApp. These information are impossible to access even by supercomputers as decrypting a single 256-bit encrypted message would take hundreds of years.