India joins UK in drive against encrypted social media messages

India joined a UK-led campaign against encrypted social media platforms, which also includes Japan and the ‘Five Eyes’ group of nations (USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and the UK).. In a joint international statement addressed to tech companies, they urged the companies not to overlook illegal activities including the sharing of child abuse content on their platforms. 

Priti Patel, Home Secretary of the UK, stated that “We owe it to all of our citizens, especially our children, to ensure their safety by continuing to unmask sexual predators and terrorists operating online.”