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SC asks Centre to reply on FB plea

DNMUM441576 | 8/21/2019 | Author : DNA Correspondent | WC :476

Apex court tells govt to make stand clear whether social media platforms must share users’ data to solve crimes

The Supreme Court on Tuesday asked the Centre to make its stand clear on the question whether social media companies ought to share information of users and messages on its platforms with law enforcement agencies for crime detection purposes.
The question cropped up during the hearing of a petition filed by Facebook Inc which is facing this issue before three High Courts in the country – Bombay, Madras and Madhya Pradesh HCs. Lawyers for Facebook, WhatsApp requested the Supreme Court to transfer the petitions from the respective High Courts to itself and decide the aspect once and for all.
A bench of Justices Deepak Gupta and Aniruddha Bose issued notice on the petition to the Centre and posted the case for hearing on Septembe
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