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The makers of the Unicorn software mentioned in the previous question want to sell their software to various government agencies in India. When they approached the CBI, an investigative agency of the central government, they were told that the CBI would only consider using their software if the company could demonstrate that Unicorn could actually intercept WhatsApp messages. In order to demonstrate this, the company randomly intercepted some WhatsApp messages of people from across the country, and brought the records to the CBI. The CBI now says that the company has violated the law, since it carried out unauthorised interception of digital information in the country. Is the CBI correct? 
A

Yes, since the Unicorn makers, a private company, did not have the authority to intercept digital information.


B

Yes, since the Unicorn makers should have taken the CBIs permission before randomly intercepting WhatsApp message.


C

No, since the company was collecting evidence that Unicorn actually worked, at the CBIs direction.


D

No, since the company was told by the CBI to intercept peoples WhatsApp messages.

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Correct option is A)

The correct answer is (a) - yes, since the Unicorn makers, a private company, did not have the authority to intercept digital information. This power, according to the passage, is only available to the central government, and therefore, a private agency would be breaking the law if they intercepted peoples WhatsApp messages. Option (b) is irrelevant, since the passage does not tell us if it is fine for a private company to intercept digital information with the governments permission, and so, (b) cannot be the correct answer. While the CBI had told the company that it would only buy Unicorn if the company could demonstrate that it actually worked, there is nothing in the passage to suggest that the CBI told the company to intercept peoples digital information, and so, neither (c) nor (d) can be the correct answer.

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The makers of the Unicorn software mentioned in the previous question want to sell their software to various government agencies in India. When they approached the CBI, an investigative agency of the central government, they were told that the CBI would only consider using their software if the company could demonstrate that Unicorn could actually intercept WhatsApp messages. In order to demonstrate this, the company randomly intercepted some WhatsApp messages of people from across the country, and brought the records to the CBI. The CBI now says that the company has violated the law, since it carried out unauthorised interception of digital information in the country. Is the CBI correct? 
A

Yes, since the Unicorn makers, a private company, did not have the authority to intercept digital information.


B

Yes, since the Unicorn makers should have taken the CBIs permission before randomly intercepting WhatsApp message.


C

No, since the company was collecting evidence that Unicorn actually worked, at the CBIs direction.


D

No, since the company was told by the CBI to intercept peoples WhatsApp messages.

Approved answer
Correct option is A)

The correct answer is (a) - yes, since the Unicorn makers, a private company, did not have the authority to intercept digital information. This power, according to the passage, is only available to the central government, and therefore, a private agency would be breaking the law if they intercepted peoples WhatsApp messages. Option (b) is irrelevant, since the passage does not tell us if it is fine for a private company to intercept digital information with the governments permission, and so, (b) cannot be the correct answer. While the CBI had told the company that it would only buy Unicorn if the company could demonstrate that it actually worked, there is nothing in the passage to suggest that the CBI told the company to intercept peoples digital information, and so, neither (c) nor (d) can be the correct answer.

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