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2 House panels to examine case, seek details from govt

THE ASIAN AGE.
Published : Nov 4, 2019, 3:27 am IST
Updated : Nov 4, 2019, 3:27 am IST

Congress leader Anand Sharma said this issue will be taken up at the panel’s meeting on November 15.

Shashi Tharoor, who heads the parliamentary standing committee on information technology, said the panel would share its concerns.
 Shashi Tharoor, who heads the parliamentary standing committee on information technology, said the panel would share its concerns.

New Delhi: The WhatsApp spyware controversy is all set to reach the Parliament. Leaders of two standing committees of parliament headed by Congress leaders have decided to examine the WhatsApp snooping case and will seek details from top government officials including the Home Secretary.

Describing the entire WhatsApp snooping episode as worrisome, Congress leader Anand Sharma who chairs the parliamentary standing committing on home affairs, said this issue will be taken up at the panel’s next meeting on November 15. Mr Sharma further added that the union home secretary is to brief the committee on several issues in the next meeting and the committee will seek details from him on this issue too.

 

Dr Shashi Tharoor, who heads the parliamentary standing committee on information technology, said the panel would share its concerns. “In any case, cybersecurity is a major issue on our agenda and we are going to take this up under that rubric. And we will be seeking clarifications from the government.”

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