The Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad the National Encryption Policy has been withdrawn Draft. The minister said the government supports the social media and also added that the policy will be rescript.
The Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DeitY) had come under a lot of flak due to this draft policy and, experts have slammed it terming it as of laws or their application.
WhatsApp, SMS and E-mail conversations for up to a few days under the trailer the National Encryption Policy, the Government did a U-turn on Tuesday and has now exempted WhatsApp, Twitter, Facebook, and others from the same After announcing that users will have to a quantity or supply of something kept for use as needed.
The decision to withdraw this draconian draft policy what comes around the wake of extremely large or great criticism. Several experts had questioned the need for such a policy and would also like engagement for withdrawing the same immediately.
The policy which attempts to find the control secured online communication would also keep out of the ambit secure banking transactions and passwords on e-commerce sites.
This basically defeats the entire exercise and will not serve any purpose. The issue needs more discussion and better deliberation before the government can think of implementing it.