his plea, Govindacharya also sought directions to the Centre
and two websites to "ensure proper accounting compliances
as per RBI guidelines".
petition wanted a direction to ensure safety of data of 50
million Indian users, which were transferred "to the
US and being used for commercial gains in violation of right
a writ of mandamus ... To ensure verification of all existing
users and future new members of social networking websites
with instructions not to do agreements with children below
13 years," the PIL, filed through lawyer Virag Gupta,
national register of persons indulging in sexual offences
and heinous crimes be maintained and such persons be "refrained"
from joining social networking websites, it said.
petition, which chronicles violations of various terms by
the websites, also sought a direction to the Centre to ensure
that government officers do "not use social networking
websites through office computers" as they may pose threat
to sensitive data and national computer network.
per Telecommunication Minister's statement before Parliament,
government lost $4 billion every year due to cyber crimes
and approximately 90 million government websites hacked in
last 3 years," the petition said.
said, "Facebook gross revenue for previous year approximately
$ 37 billion but they are not paying due taxes on their Indian
operations as per provisions of Double Tax Avoidance Agreement
and government is not taking any action to safeguard the national
interest and sovereignty of India."