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IT Ministry mulls third notice to WhatsApp; may insist on message traceability

Updated : September 21, 2018 07:44 AM IST

According to government sources, an internal discussion was held on the issue and a third letter could now be sent to WhatsApp in the next 7-10 days.
The IT ministry feels that technical solutions can be found to trace the originator of a message, without actually compromising end-to-end encryption, said a government official, who did not wish to be named.
Citing examples of potential technical solutions that could be brought to the table, the official said traceability can be brought in for a message that has been forwarded to, say, a high number of users within a short span of time.
IT Ministry mulls third notice to WhatsApp; may insist on message traceability

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