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Government withdraws draft of "encryption policy"

By Religare

Government withdrew its draft of "encryption policy" after it raised many concerns among the users of social messaging platforms, said the media reports.

"In view of the concerns raised over the encryption policy, I have asked the draft to be withdrawn, made changes to and then re-released," Telecom minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said.

Prasad also added that no everyday consumer would be affected by the policy. He said that the purpose of encryption is not related to WhatsApp, Facebook and other social media messaging platforms used by common man.


Prasad also said that the government supports the freedom of social media. "We are very proud of the initiatives taken by the government under leadership of PM Narendra Modi for promotion of social media," minister added.

Story first published: Tuesday, September 22, 2015, 23:00 [IST]
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