Centre in HC defends IT rule requiring WhatsApp to trace originator of message

Updated: few hours ago

New Delhi, Oct 22 (PTI) The Centre has defended in the Delhi High Court the legal validity of its new IT rule requiring messaging apps, such as WhatsApp, to “trace” the first originator of the information, saying that the law empowers it to expect such entities to create safe cyberspace and counter illegal content either themselves or by assisting the law enforcement agencies.