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WhatsApp ready to meet all government demands except traceability, says report

WhatsApp ready to meet all government demands except traceability, says report

WhatsApp ready to meet all government demands except traceability, says report
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By CNBC-TV18 Aug 23, 2018 10:10:02 AM IST (Published)

The end-to-end encryption allows complete privacy to the user and the company has no access to the data, the report said.

Facebook-owned WhatsApp has agreed to meet all demands of the IT ministry, except adding a feature that could help trace origin of a message, reported The Times of India.

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The messenger service told the government that the company has no access to the user data and tampering with that will strike at its key feature - complete privacy to the user, the report said.
The government had asked WhatsApp, which has 1.5 billion active users in India, to set up a local corporate entity and find a technology solution to trace the origin of fake messages circulated through its platform.
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