Will cooperate in blocking sexually offensive videos: WhatsApp

US-based instant messaging application firm WhatsApp Inc today told the Supreme Court that it would cooperate and assist the panel, which is finding ways to block sexually offensive videos on social sites.
Will cooperate in blocking sexually offensive videos: WhatsApp

US-based instant messaging application firm WhatsApp Inc today told the Supreme Court that it would cooperate and assist the panel, which is finding ways to block sexually offensive videos on social sites.

Whatsapp Inc, which was made a party in the matter by the apex court, told a bench of Justices Madan B Lokur and Deepak Gupta that its members would meet the committee set up by the court to explore a technical solution to block such videos.

"They (Whatsapp Inc) are sending their people to sit with the committee and explain everything," senior advocate Kapil Sibal, who represented the US firm, said.

Sibal also said the engineer and experts of Whatsapp Inc would demonstrate to the committee all the technical aspects, including the encryption technology.

He told the court that the firm's members will meet the committee within two weeks after which the counsel appearing for the parties fixed April 27 for conducting a meeting.

The apex court had on April 11 issued notice to Whatsapp Inc seeking its response in the matter, saying the petitioner may send a detailed e-mail to them to make a presentation, if possible through video conferencing, to assist the committee. PTI

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